PGA Tour player Kris Blanks has been arrested at a Florida airport after a loaded gun was identified in his carry-on luggage
The 40-year-old American, with just one victory on the Web.com Tour to his name in 2008, was looking to board a flight from West Palm Beach to Charlotte on Sunday morning.
But after slipping off his belt, shoes and accessories through screening at the security checkpoint, airport officials found a fully-loaded 40-caliber Glock 27 in his possession.
According the official security report, Blanks told authorities he'd forgotten to remove the gun from his bag after a road trip the week prior, and also admitted that he did not have a concealed weapons permit.
He was released on Sunday morning after posting a $3,000 bond.
While Blanks has yet to acknowledge the incident on his Twitter account, messages posted Monday indicate that he participated in a charity event the day after his arrest.
"Heading home from DC. Had a great time helping raise money for cancer research today. Capital city pro-am. Cool part of the job!!!"