Sixth win of the season for Scheffler after protesters storm 18th green at the Travelers Championship

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June 23, 2024
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Scottie Scheffler claimed his sixth win of the season in the Travelers Championship after a dramatic finish which saw climate protesters storm the 18th green at TPC River Highlands.

Scheffler was lining up a birdie putt on the 72nd hole when a protester ran into the bunker behind him, with others sprinting on to the green and throwing what appeared to be red and white powder on to the putting surface.

A number of the protesters were wearing white T-shirts bearing the slogan “No golf on a dead planet”.

They were quickly tackled by police officers and removed from the green, with Scheffler then narrowly missing his birdie attempt from 25 feet before Tom Kim holed from 10 feet for birdie to force a play-off.

Earlier in the day, tee times in the final round of the KLM Open were delayed by two hours when Extinction Rebellion activists blocked the entrance to The International in Amsterdam.

The same organisation claimed credit for the protest in Connecticut via a press release which read: “With this action, Extinction Rebellion is NOT protesting any individual or organisation.

“Rather, the protest highlights the worldwide danger of climate breakdown. Case in point: the last 13 months were the hottest on record, with extreme weather events around the globe.

“The activists pointed out that natural disasters are already causing large-scale loss of human, animal, and plant life, as well as significant damage to infrastructure, property, and agriculture.

Asked about the protests on the 18th green, Scheffler told CBS: “Fortunately for Tom and me we’re great friends so we were able to kind of relax each other because you don’t really know what’s going on.

“You don’t really understand the situation, there’s people running around everywhere and you don’t really know what’s going to happen so it’s a bit confusing.

Scheffler, who was arrested ahead of the second round of the US PGA Championship last month following an incident with a police officer outside Valhalla, added: “Fortunately the police did a great job getting everything in order very quickly.

“I don’t know how quick it was but it seemed really fast to us so we’re very thankful for them.”

A protester is led away by two police officers
Protesters are led away after they ran onto the course on at the 18th hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship (Seth Wenig/AP)

A disappointed Kim, who had led since an opening 62 the day before his 22nd birthday, said: “I fought hard, I really did.

“I played really good this week. Unfortunately the two bogeys I had came from three-putts. I’m not going to look back at this play-off and be like ‘I screwed up’.

“Just to force the play-off was really digging deep and I wish I would have had a bit more of a chance on 18 (in the play-off) but I’m taking this as a huge leap towards the rest of the season.”

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1Scottie Scheffler-2265646465258
2Tom Kim-2262656566258
T3Tom Hoge-2069636662260
T3Sungjae Im-2067646366260
T5Patrick Cantlay-1868656465262
T5Tony Finau-1865676466262
T5Justin Thomas-1868636566262
T5Akshay Bhatia-1864656469262
T9Brian Harman-1767696562263
T9Wyndham Clark-1766686663263
T9Cameron Young-1772665966263
T9Shane Lowry-1769626567263
T13Xander Schauffele-1665656470264
T13Collin Morikawa-1666636669264
15Tommy Fleetwood-1567676665265
T16Patrick Rodgers-1465686766266
T16Robert MacIntyre-1470626668266
T16Adam Svensson-1471646368266
T16Matthieu Pavon-1471656268266
T20Seamus Power-1367706763267
T20Rickie Fowler-1364696965267
T20Viktor Hovland-1368706465267
T23Sepp Straka-1269706861268
T23Hideki Matsuyama-1266696964268
T23Christiaan Bezuidenhout-1266706864268
T23Taylor Pendrith-1265686669268
T27Corey Conners-1167706666269
T27Adam Hadwin-1169696467269
T27Austin Eckroat-1170676567269
T27Ludvig Åberg-1167696271269
T31Kurt Kitayama-1064707066270
T31Lee Hodges-1068696865270
T31Denny McCarthy-1067676967270
T31Stephan Jaeger-1071676567270
T31Si Woo Kim-1069676569270
T36Mackenzie Hughes-965726965271
T36Brendon Todd-969656770271
T36Matt Fitzpatrick-974656369271
T39Adam Scott-874676764272
T39Keegan Bradley-869677066272
T39Michael Thorbjornsen-872646670272
T42Nick Taylor-768736567273
T42Will Zalatoris-764726869273
T44Victor Perez-668707165274
T44Lucas Glover-670677166274
T44Andrew Putnam-671716666274
T44Jason Day-671706469274
T48Eric Cole-569756665275
T48Russell Henley-570736765275
T48Davis Riley-571716766275
T48Cam Davis-565716970275
T48Webb Simpson-572646970275
T48Jake Knapp-570706471275
T48Sahith Theegala-569676772275
T55Adam Schenk-474696964276
T55Billy Horschel-472677067276
T55Emiliano Grillo-469716868276
T55J.T. Poston-466716970276
T55Thomas Detry-469686970276
T55Sam Burns-467686972276
T61Max Homa-370717066277
T61Chris Gotterup-375656869277
T63Harris English-270687268278
T63Jordan Spieth-270687268278
T63Chris Kirk-271706869278
66Nick Dunlap-168707368279
67Ben GriffinPar71716771280
T68Justin Rose+172756569281
T68Taylor Moore+170687271281
70Peter Malnati+373687369283
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Travelers Championship 2024

Date: June 20th - 23rd 2024

Location: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut

Purse: $20,000,000

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