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Watch Billy Horschel help remove a protestor during the second round of the British Open

Billy Horschel of Ponte Vedra Beach, playing here in the US Open, helped security personnel at the British Open in removing a protester from the course.

Ponte Vedra Beach resident Billy Horschel missed the British Open cut but he made one contribution to the tournament — he helped security escort a trespasser off the course as he was playing the 17th hole at Royal Liverpool on Friday.

Expected protests by Just Stop Oil, a group that is trying to get England to abandon further petroleum drilling and exploration, materialized during the round.

One ran onto the 17th hole that Horschel was playing and in a video he is seen, rather gently, leading the protestor by the arm to security personnel, then calmly walking back to the hole. Horschel’s assistance drew applause from the spectators on the hole.

Royal & Ancient Golf Club officials were prepared for the protesters, who have targeted Wimbledon and the World Snooker Championship.

Local law enforcement said it had arrested four people.

Horschel shot 73-75–148 and missed the cut by three shots. He’s in a bit of a slump and still searching for his first top-10 of the season.

But he did his part to help maintain the usual decorum of The Open.

This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Billy Horschel helped security in removing a protestor at British Open

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