Man tried to bring gun into BMW Championship

Zach Johnson won a (thankfully) safe BMW Championship on Monday. (USATSI)
Zach Johnson won a (thankfully) safe BMW Championship on Monday. (USATSI)

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Well this is terrifying. According to CBS Chicago a man tried to bring a gun into the BMW Championship for the final round on Monday.

A 48-year-old man was carrying a concealed weapon which is a problem at sporting events (obviously) but also a problem in the state of Illinois.

"Though Illinois recently passed a concealed carry law, it has yet to take effect, and no one has been issued a concealed carry permit. Illinois State Police are still working on certifying instructors for the firearms training people must take to get a permit."

Prosecutors were considering felony charges for the man.

Good on the PGA Tour for putting measures in place to stop stuff like this before anything crazy happens. Also, Mr. 48-year-old man, why are you bringing a gun to a golf event for any reason other than the fact that you're crazy?

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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