Scottie Scheffler Syndication: The Courier-Journal

Scottie Scheffler was shockingly arrested prior to his Round Two performance at the PGA Championship on Friday. And while initially, fans were quite concerned about what this meant for Scheffler’s future, Scheffler doesn’t seem all that concerned about the incident.

For those unaware of the situation, Scheffler found his PGA Championship in jeopardy after getting arrested at approximately 6:01 ET Friday morning.

This came when he was on his way to Valhalla Golf Club when he was stopped by a member of the Louisville Police Department after allegedly disobeying special traffic directions following a fatal death near the course, which made traffic quite hectic around the course.

The officer in question who stopped Scheffler felt that Scheffler was not complying, which led to him ultimately being arrested. Scheffler was then charged with felony assault on a police officer, which stemmed from the officer claiming that Scheffler dragged him with his car, and reckless driving outside of the PGA Championship event.

Most would have assumed that this meant Scheffler would not be able to make it to his tee time on Friday morning. But luckily, Scheffler was quickly released from jail and then quickly made it to the course to play in Round Two.

When it came time for Scheffler to tee off, he was excellent as usual, finishing his round at five-under-par, nine-under-par for the tournament which put him in a tie for third once his round ended.

Any other day, the questions after his round would have been about his performance on the course. But given how shocking his arrest was, many reporters naturally wanted to hear about some of the details of his incident.

He first started by offering his condolences to the family of the person killed in the accident earlier in the day.

“My sympathies go out to the family of Mr. Mills,” said Scheffler. “I can’t imagine what they are going through this morning. One day he is heading to the golf course to watch a tournament. And the next he is trying to cross the street and he is no longer with us My heart goes out to them.”

Later, he discussed his arrest, calling it a “chaotic situation with a big misunderstanding”.

“My situation will get handled,” said Scheffler. “It was a chaotic situation with a big misunderstanding. I feel like my head is still spinning. I can’t really explain what happened this morning. I did do some stretching in a jail cell, which was a first for me. I was fortunate to get out and still play some golf today.”

Scheffler also details that he never even thought about potentially withdrawing from the tournament after this rather traumatizing moment, which obviously speaks to his resilience as a golfer.

Hopefully, Scheffler can put this nasty incident behind him as he progresses through the rest of the tournament throughout the weekend.

[Golf Digest]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.