Adam Hadwin was just trying to celebrate with his fellow countrymen when he was suddenly clobbered by security at the RBC Canadian Open.
Poor Adam Hadwin, the Canadian golfer who was playing in his country’s national championship this week in Toronto was just trying to celebrate with his former countryman after Nick Taylor had just ended a Canadian drought in the Canadian Open that dated back to 1954.
An epic week ended with an epic finish after Taylor had holed a mammoth putt on the fourth hole of an epic playoff to edge out Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.
The 35-year-old Taylor became the first Canadian player to win the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher last won the event in 1954. The historic victory in his home nation was Taylor’s third career win on the PGA Tour having previously won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2020 and the Sanderson Farms Championship back in 2014.
Nick rebounded from a tough opening round at Oakdale Golf & Country Club, the host of this year’s edition of the RBC Canadian Open, after he had recorded an opening 75 on the Par 72 layout on Thursday.
Taylor’s ensuing rounds of 67 on Friday and an incredible round of 63 on Saturday had the Canadian well-placed heading into the final round on Sunday. In addition to ending his nation’s winless drought in the Open, Nick’s victory at Oakdale also meant that the event would crown a new champion after Rory McIlroy had won the two previous RBC Canadian Opens.
With Taylor’s fellow countrymen eagerly anticipating his potential breakthrough, it came of little surprise to see his fellow Canadian colleagues following Nick around as he attempted to put a halt to the nation’s historic drought.
Unfortunately for Adam Hadwin, he found himself in the right place at the wrong time as the frenzied celebrations ensued upon the 18th green following Taylor’s memorable triumph.
Look! Adam Hadwin gets clobbered by security at RBC Canadian Open.
Eager to celebrate Nick’s win on the 18th green, Hadwin found himself the unfortunate victim of a security takedown on Sunday evening as the Canadian golfer was mistaken for your everyday fan.
Getting clobbered by security is quite the way to end what had otherwise been a pretty amazing week.
Adam Hadwin had a solid week at the RBC Canadian Open himself after the Canadian closed with a round of 68 on Sunday which saw him finish in a share of 12th for the week.
The 35-year-old Hadwin out of Moose Jaw, Canada, certainly had a better week at the 2023 Canadian Open than at this same time last year when he finished T35th at St. George’s during the 2022 RBC Canadian Open. Well, that is, until he was mistaken for a fan and crushed by the event security.
Quick!, somebody fetch Adam some ice.