Scottie Scheffler from handcuffs to fourth place

It was a whirlwind day for Scottie Scheffler at the PGA Championship, starting with accusations of breaching a checkpoint, followed by a heated altercation with a police officer, leading to his handcuffing and detention at the precinct

by Andrea Gussoni
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Scottie Scheffler from handcuffs to fourth place
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It was a whirlwind day for Scottie Scheffler at the PGA Championship, starting with accusations of breaching a checkpoint, followed by a heated altercation with a police officer, leading to his handcuffing and detention at the precinct.

After being processed, photographed, and eventually released, Scheffler made a surprising return to the golf course, leaving everyone astonished.

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In Louisville, Kentucky, Scheffler's day took a dramatic turn as he surged from 12th to 4th place in the provisional standings of the 106th edition of the Major tournament.

Despite the second round being cut short due to darkness, Scheffler managed to climb the leaderboard with an impressive score of 133 (67 66, -9). He now trails his compatriot Xander Schauffele, who leads the pack with 130 (62 68, -12), followed closely by Collin Morikawa at 131 (-11), and Sahith Theegala at 132 (-10).

"I warmed up for the game with a little stretching in the cell," Scheffler quipped after the game. The 27-year-old from Ridgewood, New Jersey, who has already clinched four titles this year, including The Masters for the second time in his career, has now recorded 42 consecutive rounds at par or below.

At the Valhalla Golf Club (par 71), he shot a round of 66 (-5) with six birdies and a bogey. Meanwhile, in the United States, Brooks Koepka sits in 11th place with a score of 135 (-7). The reigning LIV Golf champion, who won the event in 2023, as well as in 2018 and 2019, faced a setback, while Rory McIlroy slipped 17 positions to 22nd place with 137 (-5), continuing his struggle to secure a Slam since 2014.

Tiger Woods, a 13-time professional player, missed the cut in a Major for the 13th time. The Californian, ranked 134th with a score of 149 (+7), joins Francesco Molinari in early elimination, dashing hopes of qualifying for the Paris Games.

Adding to the excitement of the day was Sebastian Soderberg's "hole in one" at Louisville, achieved on the 8th hole (par 3) with an 8 iron from 173 yards (158 meters).

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