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A runaway golf cart—and the man who (smartly) chose not to stop it—were the real PGA Tour stars on Thursday

June 24, 2022

A runaway golf cart made quite a splash on Day 1 at the Travelers Championship. Literally.

We don't know the details, but video of the rogue vehicle went viral on Thursday night. Perhaps, there will be some super serious investigation (Do golf carts have a "black box"?) as to what happened, but it really doesn't matter, because it was quite a scene. And we can laugh about it now because no one got hurt. Although, one man came close!

The video captures a tournament volunteer make a move towards the unmanned cart as it headed toward the pond at the par-3 16th hole at TPC River Highlands. He had visions of being a hero—but then he (smartly) decided to get out of the way of the barrelling object. Check it out:

Seriously, good call, dude. That thing would be tougher to slow down than Rory McIlroy right now.

Anyway, if you plan on attending the Travelers Championship on this summer Friday, make sure you hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen. Oh, and keep your head on a swivel for runaway golf carts.