Watch: Scottie Scheffler arrives at US PGA after shocking arrest details emerge

World number one Scottie Scheffler dodged questions from reporters after he arrived at Valhalla after being charged with assault.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

World number one Scottie Scheffler declined to comment to reporters as he arrived at Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship after he was arrested and charged with assault. 

The reigning Masters champion was detained by cops on Friday morning after reportedly attempting to drive round a traffic stop. 


Utterly surreal videos showed the golfer being handcuffed and guided into the back of a police car. 

The second round of the second men's major of the year was delayed due to an unrelated incident near the course. 

According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, a shuttle bus struck and killed a pedestrian outside the golf club at approximately 5am ET. 

Scheffler was not involved in the incident but reportedly tried to avoid the scene as he made his way to the course for his second round tee time alongside Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington captured the whole exchange on camera. 

Reporters await the arrival of Scottie Scheffler
Reporters await the arrival of Scottie Scheffler

He told Sports Center: "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."

Scheffler was later booked and charged with second-degree assault on a police officer. 

He was also charged with:

  • Third-degree criminal mischief
  • Reckless driving
  • Disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic

Scheffler arrived at Valhalla approximately 60 minutes before his second round tee time. 

He declined to comment on what happened when he arrived. 


Scheffler carded an opening round of three-under 68 on Thursday afternoon to trail leader Xander Schauffele by six strokes. 

According to ESPN, it was the owner of Valhalla Golf Club that picked up Scheffler from jail and rushed him back to the course. 

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