Scottie Scheffler arrested by cops ahead of PGA Championship Round 2 at Valhalla

Scottie Scheffler Mugshot by the LMPD
Scottie Scheffler's ugshot by the LMPD

World number 1 Scottie Scheffler shocked golf fans around the world after he was arrested for attempting to drive past a police officer into Valhalla Golf Club. However, reports now claim that he's been released by the police.

The news comes ahead of the Round 2 of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course. ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington broke the news on X in the early hours of Friday. He shared:

”Breaking News: World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police in handcuffs after a misunderstanding with traffic flow led to his attempt to drive past a police officer into Valhalla Golf Club. The police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler’s car, and Scheffler then stopped his vehicle at the entrance to Valhalla.
"The police officer then began to scream at Scheffler to get out of the car. When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs. He is now being detained in the back of a police car.”

The cop said during being filmed by Jeff Gluck:

“He’s going to jail, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

A man was killed near the Valhalla course after reportedly being hit by a shuttle bus. However, the American golfer was arrested for an incident unrelated to the same.

Scottie Scheffler at the PGA Championship

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler returned for the year’s second Major this week at the PGA Championship. The news comes just days after Scottie and Meredith announced the birth of a baby boy.

The World No. 1 golfer finished Round 1 of the tournament at T12 with a score of -4. He started the tournament with a spectacular Eagle on his very first shot.

Scheffler is paired with Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman for the first two rounds of the Major. The new dad was assigned a tee time of 8:48 a.m. EST on Friday. However, it was rescheduled to 10:08 a.m. EST after Friday tee times were pushed by the PGA Championship.

The tee times were delayed after a pedestrian was killed by being struck by a shuttle bus. However, it's still unclear if Scottie Scheffler will tee off just yet at Valhalla today.

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