HONOLULU – Players readying for the third round of the Sony Open awoke to a concerning message early Saturday when an emergency alert was sent across the island warning of an inbound ballistic missile.
The message, which was sent at 8:07 a.m. local time and broadcast via text message, read, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
At 8:20 a.m., the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted, “NO missile threat to Hawaii,” but a cell phone correction was not issued until 8:45 a.m., 38 minutes after the original cell phone warning.
The alert was received by many players, including William McGirt, who fled to the l…
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