Scottie Scheffler PGA Championship

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Scottie Scheffler handcuffed by police in wild scenes at PGA Championship

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police near Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship.

Scottie Scheffler PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler Image: X @TheMasters

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police near Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship.

Play was delayed on Friday due to a fatal accident near the course.

According to ESPN, Scheffler attempted to drive past a police officer after the pedestrian fatality occurred, backing up traffic for miles leading up to the golf course.

Released

According to The Mirror website, the police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler’s car before the 27-year-old American golfer stopped his car in front of the entrance to Valhalla.

He was positioned around 10 to 20 yards from the point at which the officer first told him to stop.

At that time, the officer then screamed at Scheffler to get out of his car.

Scheffler did not move from his car for 20 to 30 seconds before rolling down his window.

After that, the officer grabbed his arm and started pulling at it.

The officer reached inside, got hold of the door and pulled Scheffler out before pushing him against the car and placing him in handcuffs.

Unconfirmed reports suggest Scheffler has since been released.

Scottie Scheffler became a father last week

Earlier, the PGA Championship confirmed that the start of round two was delayed due to a fatal collision involving a shuttle bus near Valhalla.

A statement from Louisville Metro Police Department said: “About 5:00 ET this morning, the LMPD responded to a call of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian and a bus. Our preliminary investigation found that an adult male pedestrian was crossing Shelbyville Roadsouth to north when he was struck by a shuttle bus that was traveling eastbound in the compulsory center lane dedicated for buses.

“As a result, the pedestrian received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.”

Scheffler shot a four-under-par 67 in his first round, putting him five behind leader Xander Schauffele.

Scheffler won the Masters in April and became a father last week as he and his wife Meredith welcomed their baby boy Bennett.

Inclement weather is expected to disrupt Friday’s play.