Scottie Scheffler shoots 66 in Round 2 after early-morning arrest on Friday

Scottie Scheffler shoots 66 in Round 2 after early-morning arrest on Friday

Scottie Scheffler teed off at 10:08 a.m. ET on Friday, just 90 minutes after being released from police custody following an early-morning arrest.

Scheffler was attempting to enter Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, for his second round at the PGA Championship when he was arrested by police following what Scheffler later described on social media "as a big misunderstanding."

Scheffler was released at 8:40 a.m. ET and arrived at the course at 9:12 a.m. The second round was delayed after John Mills, a vendor working the tournament, was struck by a bus outside the club and killed around 6 a.m. Tee times were moved back an hour and 20 minutes, pushing Scheffler's start past 10 a.m.

2024 PGA Championship - Round Two
2024 PGA Championship - Round Two

Scottie Scheffler press conference transcript, discussing his Friday arrest and his 66 at the PGA

Scheffler discussed details of his Friday arrest and the 66 he shot after being released from jail.

Scheffler, who began on the back nine, made birdie at the par-5 10th, bogey at the par-4 11th and birdie at the par-4 12th. He added three more birdies at Nos. 18, 2 and 4 to reach 8 under par, two off the lead at the time.

Scheffler added one more birdie at the par-5 seventh — his sixth of the day, compared to one bogey — to shoot 5-under 66. That put him at 9 under par, two off the clubhouse lead held by Collin Morikawa (65).

"As far as best rounds of my career, I would say it was pretty good. I definitely never imagined ever going to jail, and I definitely never imagined going to jail the morning before one of my tee times for sure," Scheffler said.

"But yeah, like I said, I was grateful to be able to go out there and compete, and yeah, it was definitely a nice round of golf. My heart goes out to the family."

Scheffler has won four of his last five Tour starts, including the Masters Tournament. His wife, Meredith, gave birth to the couple's first child, son Bennett, on May 8.