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PGA Tour Champions winner drops glass trophy, nearly gives tournament executive a heart attack

October 24, 2022

The rise of Steven Alker has been nothing short of a fairytale. Last August, the journeyman was still Monday qualifying for PGA Tour Champions events, and now after his latest victory on Sunday, he's in the driver's seat to win the senior circuit's season-long Schwab Cup. But it turns out he still needs work on hoisting trophies.

Following Alker's fifth career PGA Tour Champions victory at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, he dropped the tournament's prize. And nearly gave one of the tournament executives a heart attack in the process.

OK, so that last part is a bit of hyperbole, but watch the guy holding the mic in the jacket and tie clutch his chest as Alker loses control of the trophy. A trophy made out of glass, at that. He looks like he's about to drop to the ground with it!

Whoops. Although, as you can see everyone wound up having a good laugh at the mishap—even that guy—as the trophy somehow didn't break. That's some quality glass craftmanship there. And we also got the best screengrab of the golf season out of the situation:

Glad to see everyone inolved with the tournament is OK. Phew. Alker's fairytale season—and that trophy—are still intact.