Scheffler detained at PGA Championship, creating uncertainty for sports bettors

Scheffler detained at PGA Championship, creating uncertainty for sports bettors

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  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers
May 17, 2024 3:20 PM
  • Geoff Zochodne, Covers

Well, that was a new one.

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Scottie Scheffler was detained by police in Kentucky on Friday morning, before the start of the second round of the PGA Championship.

The incident created some uncertainty about the liability that built up on the world’s top golfer at sports betting sites, but Scheffler was released and ultimately made his originally scheduled tee time.

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington posted that Scheffler was detained “after a misunderstanding with traffic flow led to his attempt to drive past a police officer” into Valhalla Golf Club, where the PGA Championship is being played this week.