Bomb threat a scare for players
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.”