Fan runs onto course at U.S. Open, gets tackled

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — Who says there's no tackling in golf?

The post-pandemic fan madness that gripped the NBA in recent weeks has reached golf. On the 13th fairway at Torrey Pines, just before Bryson DeChambeau was about to play a shot, an intruder wearing a cape, shorts, and little else, and carrying a club and balls, raced onto the middle of the fairway and began miming hitting shots. Former tour pro and 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem captured the scene:

Here's another angle:

The fan apparently faked like he was going to surrender, then raced away for a few more yards until a police officer unleashed the best tackle seen in San Diego since the Chargers left town.

Whether he was unsettled or not, DeChambeau double-bogeyed the 13th, effectively ending his championship chances. No word on the intruder's fate.

(As always, we do not condone running onto a golf course. Manners, people.)

That is not a PGA Tour pro. (@beemerpga / Instagram)
That is not a PGA Tour pro. (@beempga / Instagram)

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