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Scottie Scheffler arrives for day two of PGA Championship despite arrest

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler has arrived at the PGA Championship for day two after being arrested a few hours earlier.

The 27-year-old was detained outside the Valhalla Golf Club just hours before he was due to play another 18 holes in a quest for the major title.

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Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections posted a picture of his mugshot online, stating he had been booked in at 7.28am local time and released just over an hour later.

Since then, Scheffler has been seen arriving back at the course and will be playing his second round.

Reports suggest the golfer was stopped by police after “a misunderstanding with traffic flow”.


Videos emerged of him being handcuffed and put into a marked police car and ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington gave his account of the event having been there to witness it.

He said: “Traffic had been backed up and building, Scottie Scheffler tried to enter Valhalla Golf Club using a side median, at which point a police officer instructed him to stop.

“Scheffler stopped the vehicle as he turned into Valhalla Golf Club at the entrance, about 10 to 20 yards from the point at which the police officer first told him to stop.

“At that point the police officer instructed Scheffler to get out of the car.”

The full details of the incident are still unknown but Scheffler will be hoping to draw attention away from his arrest with another good round of golf.

He went four under par on the first day which included an eagle on the opening hole.

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.
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