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

Scotty Scheffler pleads for help after being arrested by police

Xander Schauffele held a slim lead at the midway point of the PGA Championship after a day dominated by the chaotic arrest of Scottie Schauffler in the early hours of Friday morning at Valhalla.

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 placed in handcuffs and arrested, before being charged by the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections, with the second round postponed for an hour and 20 minutes due to the fatal incident.

The 27-year-old was later released by police and he produced a five-under-par 66 to remain in contention for his second major in as many months. The world number one is three shots behind Schauffele, who shot a three-under 69 to put the club lead at -12.

Two-time major champion Collin Morikawa and fellow American Sahith Thegalla are competing on -11 and -10 respectively, but Rory McIlroy’s bid to end a decade-long major drought faltered after a disappointing even round.

Relive all the action from the second round of the PGA Championship below:


Scheffler begins his day in prison, then finds peace and a chance to win in the midst of all the chaos

It was harder to get perspective than seeing birdies through the raindrops and bourbon and cigar smoke that streamed across golf’s grandest stage Friday during one of the sport’s most bizarre mornings ever.

And by the time Scheffler walked off the course, remarkably tied for third at the PGA Championship after a round that seemed as effective as any he’d played recently, he had drifted away, birdie by birdie, at the thought of a pre-dawn scuffle with the police, or a trip to the middle of nowhere. The city, or that orange t-shirt issued by the prison, or any of the endless commentaries and commentaries that surrounded all of this would slow him down.

Was it a classic state of mind about matter? Or another example of the public’s growing thirst for a life of 24-hour reality shows? Depends on who you ask.

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 08:30


Scheffler’s immediate release from prison angers some who remember the city’s police unrest

The arrest and immediate release of world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler from a Louisville prison on Friday, allowing him to play in a high-profile tournament after being booked on charges including felony assault, has angered some who question whether he was given preferential treatment because of… His fame.

They recall what they see as wrongdoing by the Louisville Police Department, which a national report last year found used excessive force and invalid search warrants, and wonder why Scheffler was released so quickly.

Police are continuing their investigation, but here’s a look at the incident and police in Louisville:

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 07:30


Scottie Scheffler Was ‘Lying In A Jail Cell First’ After Arrest At PGA Championship

Golfer Scottie Scheffler says “laying out in a jail cell was a first for him” after being arrested the morning before returning to play in the PGA Championship.

Read the full story here:

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 06:30


WATCH: Scotty Scheffler pleads for help after being arrested by police

Scotty Scheffler pleads for help after being arrested by police

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 05:30


Scottie Scheffler is not the first professional golfer to be arrested during a tournament

Scottie Scheffler’s arrest hours before his tee shot in the second round of the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, will go down as one of the most shocking events in the history of professional golf. It certainly wasn’t the first, though.

Tiger Woods and John Daly are probably the most notable golfers to wear handcuffs, but Scheffler’s arrest is very different because it happened while he was participating in a tournament — a major championship, no less.

Woods was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of drunk driving when he was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his Mercedes-Benz while recovering from back surgery. Daly was taken into custody in North Carolina in October 2008 after being found drunk outside a Hooters restaurant and held until sober.

At least five other professional golfers — Robert Allenby, Steven Bowditch, Matt Avery, Joe Ogilvie and Jack McGurn — were arrested during or around the tournament.

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 04:30


Who is Scottie Scheffler, the golfer accused of assault outside of a tournament?

Golfer Scottie Scheffler made headlines for all the wrong reasons when he was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer on Friday.

Scheffler, 27, allegedly refused to stop for police outside Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on his way to the second round of the PGA Championship.

Here’s a look at his career:

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 03:30


Scottie Scheffler: I was shaking with “shock and fear” after the arrest at the US PGA

Scheffler was arrested by Louisville Metro Police after trying to drive to the golf club in heavy traffic caused by an earlier, unrelated accident in which a pedestrian died after being struck by a shuttle bus.

Tournament officials said they were “devastated” by the death of local man John Mills, who worked for a vendor at the site in Valhalla.

Schaeffler, ranked first in the world, faces charges of second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and ignoring traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 02:30



-9: Scheffler, Detry, Hubbard, DeChambeau

-8: Hovland, Ekroat, Finau

-7: Koepka, McIntyre, Matsuyama, Wallace, English

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 at 02:05


Play is suspended

Darkness has called a halt to second round matches at the PGA Championship, meaning many will have to return tomorrow morning to finish their rounds.

Despite this, DeChambeau quickly finished his final hole with a par to enter the clubhouse at -9. An impressive six-under-par 65 from a LIV golfer that can’t be ignored this weekend.

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 01:52


A ghost ending for MacIntyre

A true finish goal for the only Scot in the field as he finished with two bogeys to drop out of the top ten. It’s a hard putt from a downhill lie that races across the hole and he’s unable to return the putt up the slope to save par.

However, it was a productive day and he is still on course for a great finish before the weekend.

Ben FlemingMay 18, 2024 01:46

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