USGA has HILARIOUS surprise for Adam Hadwin at the US Open

The USGA had a clever idea ahead of Adam Hadwin's arrival this week.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2023
USGA has HILARIOUS surprise for Adam Hadwin at the US Open

If Adam Hadwin thought he would wake up Monday morning and everyone would've forgotten about the hilarious moment Sunday in Canada, he was wrong.

Last week, the PGA Tour was in Toronto at Oakdale Golf and Country Club for the RBC Canadian Open.

While the week started off on a controversial note as the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabaia (PIF) announced they'd be working together, it ended on a much different one.

Nick Taylor, who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Abbotsford, B.C., became the first Canadian man to win the national tournament in 69 years in a playoff against Tommy Fleetwood.

Taylor, 35, holed a 72-foot eagle putt on the fourth playoff hole to break the long-time drought in epic fashion.

After his ball fell into the cup, tons of inside-the-ropes personnel rushed the green in the historic moment - including a trio of Canadian players who'd been watching from the sidelines: Mike Weir, Corey Conners, and Hadwin.

Hadwin, with a bottle of champagne in his hands, began to shower Taylor with it in celebration.

However, it was cut short when a security guard mistook Hadwin for a fan invading the green. He took him down in an NFL-worthy tackle that's since gone viral.

Fortunately, Hadwin was OK and able to joke about it afterwards.

And now, it seems the USGA has their own jokes for it, too.

When Hadwin arrived at his locker for this week's US Open at Los Angeles Country Club, he had a surprise waiting for him.

The USGA - who runs the major - had left the Canadian a note, and along with it, a safety helmet and vest.

The note read:

"Glad you're feeling better and made the trip. Your safety and security are our utmost priority. We're here to support you and ensure your well-being."

Though, after Sunday's viral tackle, Hadwin probably won't have any trouble being recognised on the greens for at least a little while.

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