Canadian Open Tackle

Who said golf wasn’t a tough sport? Yesterday, as new champion Chez Reavie was leaving the 18th green, his trainer, a huge, hulking military type named Jim Weathers (who also trains Anthony Kim) approached the green with a bottle of champagne, which he’s apparently done following Kim’s wins as well. The cops working the event thought he had pepper spray — because that too apparently comes in champagne bottles — and tackled him as Reavie walked by. Wonder what the cop would have done had Weathers been carrying a banana?

Overzealous? Maybe, but the cops walking with Mike Weir this week were also very aware of spectators, especially since Weir was grabbed by a fan at the Canadian Open in 2004.

Full kudos to CP and golf course photographer Doug Ball for capturing this shot.

A tackle at the 18th green

A tackle at the 18th green

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Leave it to Doug Ball to get that shot. It’s almost as good as the one of Trudeau pirouetting behind the Queen’s back.
    Thank goodness he has something to fall back on after helping invent “Trivial Pursuit”
    Nice shot Doug!

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