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Protestors storm 18th green at 2024 Travelers Championship

Protestors storm 18th green at 2024 Travelers Championship

A wild scene unfolded late Sunday at the 2024 Travelers Championship.

Numerous fans stormed the 18th green as the final group was lining up their putts at TPC River Highlands, throwing smoke bombs and other objects on the green. CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz said it looked as if four people had been handcuffed within a few seconds of rushing the green.

Scottie Scheffler was lining up a birdie putt from just off the green, and Tom Kim had a birdie putt from 10 feet away to tie Scheffler when the incident happened.

Police quickly corralled the fans who rushed the green as officials worked quickly to clean up the green.

The group Extinction Rebellion is claiming responsibility for the protest, saying it was not protesting any individual or organization but the worldwide danger of climate breakdown.

The final grouping was able to finish the 18th hole, but before the playoff with Kim and Scheffler, the hole was recut toward the front of the green to avoid the area where the protesters were.


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