Scottie Scheffler’s Golf Game Improves Despite Arrest

Scottie Scheffler prepared for his second round at the US PGA Championship by “stretching in a jail cell” after being arrested on Friday morning.

The world number one faced charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals following an incident outside Valhalla Golf Club.

“My main focus after getting arrested was wondering if I would be able to come back out here and play, and fortunately I was able to do that,” Scheffler said. “I was never angry, just in shock, and I was shaking the whole time. It was definitely a new feeling for me.

Scottie Scheffler Says He Warmed Up For PGA Championship in Jail Cell After  Arrest

“The officer that took me to the jail was very kind. We had a nice chat in the car, which helped calm me down.”

After his release, Scheffler arrived at Valhalla Golf Club just 54 minutes before his tee time and went on to post a five-under 66, improving his overall score to nine under.

Scheffler expressed his condolences to the family of a man who was struck and killed by a shuttle bus near the club on Friday morning. That incident had caused the traffic jam Scheffler was trying to avoid to make it to the course on time.

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