Bomb threat a scare for play­ers

The Northern Star - - SPORT -

GOLF: Australian Marc Leish­man missed out on the alert of a bal­lis­tic mis­sile threat in Hawaii but his fam­ily and other top golfers were in­volved in a mo­ment that caused brife panic, for play­ers, of­fi­cials and fans in Honolulu.

The alert read: “Bal­lis­tic mis­sile threat in­bound to hawaii. seek im­me­di­ate shel­ter. This is not a drill.”

“It’s an in­ter­est­ing feel­ing, isn’t it?” Leish­man (pic­tured) said of the alert.

“Some­thing could hap­pen in the next hour. It’s a pretty big mis­take. “It sent some different thoughts through your head. A few ex­tra hugs for the kids.

“It wasn’t panic. It’s not like you can see it com­ing and dodge it.”

Leish­man is one of six Aussies in the field at the Sony Open, with Cameron Smith, Matt Jones, Steve Al­lan, Greg Chalmers and Aaron Bad­de­ley.

Amer­i­can John Peter­son – equal sec­ond af­ter two rounds, three shots be­hind leader Brian Har­man – is in Honolulu with his three­month-old baby and was shaken by the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Peter­son wrote on Twit­ter: “Un­der mat­tresses in the bath­tub with my wife, baby and in laws. Please lord let this bomb threat not be real.”


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