World No. 1 Golfer Scottie Scheffler Handcuffed in Bizarre Mix-Up Outside PGA Championship Venue

World No. 1 Golfer Scottie Scheffler Handcuffed in Bizarre Mix-Up Outside PGA Championship Venue

World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was unexpectedly detained in handcuffs by police outside Valhalla Golf Club on Friday morning due to a bizarre misunderstanding.

The Incident Unfolds

In remarkable footage, Scheffler was seen being led into a police car in handcuffs as he attempted to enter the club before his second round of the PGA Championship.

The incident occurred amidst a delay in the second round caused by a fatal accident near the club, where a pedestrian was hit and killed by a shuttle bus.

Traffic Confusion Leads to Detention

Scheffler was not involved in the accident but found himself amidst the ensuing traffic chaos. Officers reportedly asked him to stop his vehicle, but Scheffler continued driving for another 10-20 yards, which led to the confusion.

Trying to navigate around a traffic cordon set up after the accident, Scheffler did not realize the person he was dealing with was a police officer.

Eyewitness Account

Jeff Darlington of ESPN, who witnessed the event, described the situation as moving “very quickly, very rapidly, very aggressively.”

Darlington, entering the club at the same time, reported that Scheffler, while in the squad car, looked at him and pleaded, “Please help me.”

Rapid Resolution

Scheffler, unaware of the identity of the officer, was released from the squad car by around 7 am local time, according to Sky Sports.

The incident, while startling, was quickly resolved, allowing Scheffler to continue his participation in the PGA Championship.

Aftermath and Moving Forward

The misunderstanding and subsequent detention of Scheffler highlight the confusion and heightened tensions surrounding the fatal accident.

Despite the initial shock, Scheffler’s prompt release ensured he could return to the tournament with minimal disruption.

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