Course invader sends McIlroy & crowd nuts at Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy's start to the third round of the Travelers Championship was interrupted in bizarre fashion as his swing was halted by an unexpected spectator.

McIlroy was ready to tee off at the first when a squirrel darted onto the course at TPC River Highlands.

The furry fan sent both McIlroy and the crowd into hysterics and, though his bushy-tailed bestie was twice ushered away, it managed to defy the stewards and returned to the tee in time to watch the drive.

McIlroy duly sent it into familiar territory for the squirrel as he hit his opening shot into the trees, eventually having to settle for a bogey.

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