PGA of America Issues Statement on Final Hole Chaos at PGA Championship
The PGA of America has issued a statement on the chaos that took place at the end of Sunday’s PGA Championship.
With Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka walking up to the green, fans stormed the fairway and the players, creating a dangerous situation.
After the round, Koepka said that several fans hit him in his injured knee.
The PGA of America has responded and apologized for the incident.
“While we welcome enthusiastic fan engagement, we regret that a moment of high elation and pent-up emotion by spectators on the 18th hole during the conclusion of Sunday’s historic PGA Championship briefly overwhelmed security and made two players and their caddies feel vulnerable. We always put player safety at the top of our list and are grateful that order was restored. I have spoken to both players and apologized on behalf of the Association,” said CEO Seth Waugh in a statement.
Thankfully for the PGA, it appears that no one was seriously injured in the chaos.