WATCH: Climate Protesters Storm the 18th Green During Golf Tournament, Spray Red Smoke

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Climate protesters were seen storming the green at the 18th hole and spraying red-colored smoke during the Travelers Championship of the PGA Tour in Connecticut on Sunday.

Video footage posted to X showed protesters wearing white shirts with the words, “No golf on a dead planet,” storming the green as Scottie Scheffler was reportedly finishing up.

Tom Kim, a professional golfer from South Korea, had been trailing behind Scheffler by one shot. However, Outkick reported that Kim “hit his approach in close,” which sent the tournament into a playoff.

As Kim and Scheffler were waiting to “hit their” putts, the climate protesters stormed the green.

Law enforcement officers can be seen quickly running onto the green and tackling the protesters to the ground.

People in the crowd could be heard cheering and chanting, “USA! USA!” as the protesters were held down on the grass by police.

Other people in the crowd could be heard booing and yelling, “Get out of here, you f**kers.”

After the protesters were escorted off the green by police, tournament officials ended up switching to a different spot on the green due to the smoke that had been sprayed. Kim reportedly went on to “hit one of the all-time great putts,” while Scheffler missed his winning hit on the putt in the tournament, according to the outlet.


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