Cromwell

Protesters storm the 18th green at Travelers Championship

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Protesters stormed the 18th green at the TPC River Highlands as the leaders were preparing to putt on the final hole of regulation at the 2024 Travelers Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Six people wearing shirts with an environmental message dumped a powdery orange substance on the green as Scottie Scheffler, Tom Kim, and Akshay Bhatia stood by and watched.

Cromwell police quickly subdued the protesters and handcuffed them.

The massive crowd around the 18th chanted “USA, USA” as the protesters were led away.

According to Cromwell police, all six protesters were charged with first degree criminal mischief, first degree criminal trespass, and breach of peace. The six protesters hailed from a number of out of state locations including Washington, D.C., White Plains, Maryland, and Brooklyn, New York.

Cromwell Police said they were all released on bond and given a court date of July 1 in Middletown Superior Court.

Scheffler had a one-shot lead over Kim coming the the 18th but Kim made a 10-foot put for birdie to send the Travelers Championship to a playoff.

Scheffler went on to win the tournament after parring the first playoff hole to defeat Kim, who bogeyed. Scheffler, who has won six of his last 10 starts, shot a final round 5-under 65 to finish at 22-under in regulation play.

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