Scottie Scheffler Heckled by Fan Over Tiger Woods’ Mugshot at PGA Championship

Scheffler heard it from the crowd on his way to the driving range after his arrest this morning.
Scottie Scheffler
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It's been an insane morning at Valhalla Golf Club with world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler getting arrested on his way to the course this morning. He took a mugshot, was hit with four felony charges, and released. Scheffler then headed back to Valhalla and got ready to play his round.

It's been a surreal morning and, since Scheffler appears full speed ahead on teeing off for Round 2, it seems quite likely he's going to be hearing it from the crowd all day. They got an early start, that's for sure.

Scheffler was walking to the driving range when one fan called out and said his mugshot "was better than Tiger's." Scheffler did not respond.

This is, of course, in reference to Tiger Woods' famous mugshot from 2017 after he was arrested for DUI. That one ended up on the cover of the New York Post. We'll see if Scheffler gets the same treatment.

What a wild ride it's been. This is unlike anything ever seen in golf. And it feels like a strong possibility that the heckling from the crowd will sound a lot like this all day.

Round 2 of the PGA Championship is off to quite the start.

Liam McKeone


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