PGA Championship Delayed After Scheffler Arrest And Unrelated Fatal Crash Nearby

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Scottie Scheffler has since been released.

The world's number one golfer has been arrested ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship.

Scottie Scheffler was detained near the Valhalla course in Kentucky.

The world number 1 spent the night in police custody having been charged with second degree assault of a police officer, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

Scheffler has been released on his own recognisance, and will play today, teeing off from 4-under par. 

It's understood an unrelated crash happened in the area earlier, and the golfer was trying to avoid the area while driving.

ESPN has captured video of the him being arrested after a reported "misunderstanding" with traffic diversions:

Play has been delayed as a consequence.

Shane Lowry was expected to get his  second round underway just before 1pm Irish time today.

The Clara man resumes from -2 after carding an opening round of 69.

Lowry recovered from a rocky start bogey his first two holes with a flawless back nine played in -3.

Rory McIlroy is on -5 heading into Day 2.

He's four shots off leader Xander Schauffele who's a remarkable nine under par.

While Padraig Harrington tees off on 6 over par.

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