US PGA Championship: Scottie Scheffler ‘warmed up in a jail cell’

Scottie Scheffler warmed up 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 was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer following an incident outside Valhalla Golf Club.

“My main focus after getting arrested was wondering if I could be able to come back out here and play, and fortunately I was able to do that,” he said.

“I was never angry, just in shock and I was shaking the whole time. It was definitely a new feeling for me.

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

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

He will attend court on Tuesday, but insists the incident was “just a big misunderstanding”, while saying his “heart goes out to the family” of a man struck and killed by a shuttle bus near the club.

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