Scottie Scheffler in HANDCUFFS at PGA Championship as golf superstar detained by police over shock incident

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler has been detained in handcuffs at Valhalla golf club after a bizarre 'misunderstanding' with police.

Scheffler is in Kentucky for this year's PGA Championships where he is the favourite to win it after claiming the Masters. But things have got off to a rocky start for the American with TV footage emerging showing him being detained by local cops. According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, the incident started with a 'misunderstanding with traffic flow' that caused Scheffler to try and drive past a police officer into the esteemed golf club.

The officer then grabbed hold of Scheffler's car, and stopped his vehicle at the entrance. It's claimed things escalated from there with the policeman 'screaming' at the world number one, who exited his car and was shoved against it and handcuffed. Scheffler was then detained in the back of a police car.

A video captured by Darlington shows the event as it happened with a distressed Scheffler led away by two cops after the incident takes place. It's unclear how it will affect Friday's order of play.

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