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.