'Learned my lesson': Why this pro thought twice about celebrating at the WM Phoenix Open

There are about a half dozen Canadian pros on the PGA Tour, and they are a tight-knit bunch. That much was evident at last summer’s RBC Canadian Open, when Nick Taylor became the first Canadian to win their country’s national open since 1954.

Taylor drained a 72-footer for eagle on the fourth playoff hole at Oakdale Golf and Country Club to beat Tommy Fleetwood and win last June, and when the unlikely winning putt dropped the celebration was on. Some Canadian pros were among those who stormed the green, but one — Adam Hadwin, wearing jeans, a hoodie and black hat — wasn’t dressed in his typical golf gear and apparently blended in well with the spectators. A security guard must have thought so too, as he tackled Hadwin to the ground.

Hadwin has been a good sport about the incident, and it was even motivation for his family’s Halloween costumes.