Climate Change Protesters Storm the 18th Green and Disrupt the Final Round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT

Climate Change Protesters Storm the 18th Green and Disrupt the Final Round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, CT

Climate Change Protestors Interrupt Travelers Championship Finale – Protesters stormed the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship on Sunday afternoon.

As Tom Kim stood on the final green with a chance to force a playoff against world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who was about to take his final putt at TPC River Highlands, the gripping finale of the PGA Tour’s final non-cut signature event took another twist.

Unprecedented Disruption on the Course

A group of climate change protesters, believed to be representing Just Stop Oil, slipped under the ropes, bypassed Cromwell police, and stormed the putting surface in astonishing scenes. The fairway invaders, who appeared to be wearing climate change messages on their t-shirts, tossed red, white, and yellow powder at the golf course, with one even trampling through a greenside bunker.

Rapid Response by Law Enforcement

The group of six protesters were swiftly arrested by law enforcement on-site and carted away. However, the destruction they left in their wake delayed the thrilling end to the tournament. Tour officials were called to the green where groundskeepers waited with leaf blowers, ready to be called into action.

Scheffler and Kim’s Composure Amidst Chaos

After the intruders were tackled by police and removed, Scheffler left a potential 26-foot clincher from the fringe on the right edge of the cup, then tapped in for par. If the delay heightened Kim’s nerves at all, he didn’t show it. Following the greenside drama, the 22-year-old calmly stepped up and sank his birdie putt to tie the World No. 1 and force a playoff.

Scheffler Triumphs in Dramatic Playoff

Scottie Scheffler eventually held his nerve in the playoff to prevail on a dramatic day in Connecticut

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