Climate Change Protesters Rush Onto Golf Course to Disrupt the Golf Travelers Championship

Golf Tournament

Police converged on protesters in the 18th green at TPC River Highlands during the final hole of the Travelers Championship Sunday.

Cromwell, Connecticut – Protesters ran onto the course at the 18th hole Sunday and briefly interrupted the final round of the Travelers Championship before being led away and arrested.

Police sprint after the demonstrators, whose T-shirts read “No golf on a dead planet,” as the gas canisters go off.

As some golf fans rained boos down on them and others yelled profanities, the protesters were removed from the green as swiftly as authorities could manage.

Protesters showed up wearing T-shirts with the extinction symbol on the back – a circle for the planet, and an hourglass for running out of time.

The protest was perfectly timed in the tournament for Tom Kim, who needed a birdie to make it into a playoff, after play resumed at the 18th hole and Scheffler parred out.

That he did, shooting a 66 in his own round after Scheffler fired a 65.

Protesters storming a field of play in sports is not breaking news. Climate activists have previously shown up inside NFL games, and others attempted to glue their hands to the floor courtside at an NBA game.

Protesters were handcuffed and taken off the grounds by police, while the tournament continued.

Kim then birdied the first playoff hole, before Scheffler posted a par on the 18th to win when Kim could not match him.

The victory marked Scheffler’s sixth of the season and the second playoff win of his career. The victory also comes two days after his 28th birthday.