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Scottie Scheffler arrested by police ahead of PGA second round

Scottie Scheffler was arrested by police ahead of his PGA Championship second round.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the incident just past the entrance to Valhalla, Scheffler was “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.”

Darlington added, “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.”

Scheffler posted to social media following his arrest while trying to enter Valhalla Golf Club on Friday.

The officer, per Darlington, did not seem to know it was Scheffler and also said to Darlington, “There’s nothing you can do. He’s going to jail.”

ESPN also showed video of Scheffler being placed in the back of the police car in handcuffs.

Second-round play was delayed after John Mills, who was working as a tournament vendor, was hit and killed by a bus outside the golf course. Scheffler was not involved in the accident.

Scheffler was booked at 7:28 a.m. and initially charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

He was subsequently released at 8:40 a.m. and returned to Valhalla Golf Club at 9:12 a.m. After sending out a statement on Instagram, describing the situation as “a big misunderstanding,” Scheffler teed off in Round 2 at 10:08 a.m. ET.

(Story updated at 2:06 p.m. ET.)