PGA LIVE Championship: Scottie Scheffler plays despite being arrested for ‘assaulting a police officer’

Scotty Scheffler pleads for help after being arrested by police

Scottie Scheffler’s hopes of winning the PGA Championship were thrown into disarray on Friday morning when the Masters champion was arrested outside Valhalla Golf Club.

The American was trying to make his way to the track before the start of the second round, but the police stopped him due to what he later described as a “big misunderstanding.” Scheffler was handcuffed and arrested before being charged by the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections. The second round was postponed by 1 hour and 20 minutes due to the fatal accident, with Schaeffler’s tee time revised to 3.08pm GMT.

The 27-year-old has now been released by police and has arrived at Valhalla hoping to continue his quest for a second major of the year, with Schaeffler arriving 53 minutes before his scheduled tee time. He posted a round of four-under 67 to sit tied for 12th after the first round, five shots behind leader Xander Scheufele, with Rory McIlroy also in early contention.

Follow all the action from the second round of the PGA Championship below.

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Scheufele misses again

Scheufele -12 (14), Thomas -5 (14), Aberg +1 (14)

The one criticism that is often leveled at Schauffele is his ability to seal the deal in the biggest events. He is leading now but the American certainly missed some great opportunities to extend that lead in the final holes.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:33

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Double bogey for McIlroy

A dagger to Rory’s hopes of making a run at this year’s PGA Championship He’s been stuck in neutral for the past hour or so, and now he’s taken a big step back after a short-game nightmare that led to a double-bogey six on the 12th hole.

He is now eight shots off the lead and needs a big finish today to keep his hopes alive.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:31

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Hovland looks happy

Why wouldn’t it be? Four birdies in the final six holes — including back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 — had him tied for seventh at -8.

A noticeable shift in the level of the Norwegian player, who seemed frustrated with his level before the tournament.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:23

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Sahith to third solo

Thigala -10 (9), Finau -8 (9)

Lots of birdies for Sahith in this second round and he hits a great putt down the slope right into the heart of the cup. A bogey-free 31 on the front nine today moves him into solo third place and just two shots off the lead. cool stuff.

Finau, who plays alongside him, misses the match and remains at -8.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:19

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Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:11

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Birdie McIntyre

The perfect start to the back nine for the Scot as he finds his fourth birdie of the day to move to -8 for the tournament. He’s just four shots off the lead now.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:09

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Big loss for McIlroy

Oh, Rory. This can really do to a fall. The Northern Irishman gets going well with his second putt on the par-5 10th and makes a great birdie look after his wedge, but his effort from just over seven feet goes wide of the cup.

There is great opportunity for begging there.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 23:02

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Back-to-back birdies for Wallace

The Englishman is sneaking under the radar at the moment, and a second straight birdie – his fifth of the day – means he is within striking distance of the top ten. Impressive stuff.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 22:59

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Theegala continues to impress

The past few months have been a huge milestone for Thijala following his maiden PGA Tour win late last year, and it’s clear the American has now set his sights on competing in a major tournament.

A bogey-free day so far, and his third birdie of the round moves him into a tie for third at -9.

Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 22:53

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Ben FlemingMay 17, 2024 at 22:48

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