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The world's Number One has lived through a hellish Friday.

Scheffler, arrested and booked by the police on a crazy morning in Valhalla


What happened this Friday morning will undoubtedly go down in the history of the PGA Championship. What was supposed to be an exciting second round of competition in the second major of the season, with most of the world’s top players well positioned in the standings, was overshadowed by incidents caused by a serious accident early in the morning near the Valhalla Golf Club.

A spectator was fatally run over by a bus, causing a monumental traffic jam at the entrances to the course. Many players were caught in this jam, including the world’s Number One, Scottie Scheffler. And seeing that he was not going to make it in time for his start time in this second round of the tournament, the player allegedly skipped a checkpoint, disobeyed a traffic officer and had a confrontation with him, as a result of which he was arrested.

The images were absolutely horrific. The best golfer in the world, arrested by the police, handcuffed and taken to the police station. There Scottie has been booked and charged with four major charges: second degree assault on a police officer, third degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and ignoring the signals of the officer directing traffic. And after opening his police file and informing him of the charges, Scheffler has been released.

A few minutes ago he finally arrived at the Valhalla Golf Club and will soon be on the practice field hitting balls before going out to play his match, scheduled for 16.08 Spanish peninsular time after a delay of all groups of one hour and 20 minutes due to the serious accident this morning. A crazy Friday at the PGA Championship that we will see what impact it ends up having on the game for the tournament’s big favourite to win.

Scheffler’s explanations

Once on the course and before going out to hit balls to prepare for his round, Scheffler gave his version of what happened in a message posted on his social networks: “This morning, I was proceeding according to the directions of the police officers. In a very chaotic situation, understandable considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, there was a great misunderstanding about what I thought I was being asked to do. It was never my intention to ignore any of the instructions. I hope to put everything aside and focus on golf today.”

“Of course, all of us participating in the tournament express our deepest condolences to the family of the person who died in this morning’s accident. It really puts everything into perspective,” detailed the world’s Number One.