Even Canadian Open not immune from threats

A credible threat made at the Canadian Open in 2009 when it was played at Glen Abbey, the site of...

A credible threat made at the Canadian Open in 2009 when it was played at Glen Abbey, the site of this year's event.

IAN HUTCHINSON, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:32 PM ET

Bill Paul, tournament director for the RBC Canadian Open, can’t go into details, but he says there was a “credible” threat made in 2009 when it was played at Glen Abbey, the site of this year’s event.

“Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of threats. We had a very credible one that came to us in 2009,” Paul said.

“We kept it quiet. We worked with the (PGA Tour) security, we worked with the RCMP, we worked with Halton police. We came up with a plan and we put it in place,” he said.

“Nobody would know about it, nobody saw it, but there was certainly an increase of law enforcement around the golf course, both during the day and at night and knock on wood, nothing happened,” Paul said.

“It came at a great cost, but the cost is certainly a lot greater if something does happen to the golf course, particularly in this case, the playing surface that you see on television and becomes a story the next day,” he said.

 


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