Scottie Scheffler Started Press Conference With Somber Message

Scheffler began his post-round press conference with his condolences for the family of the man who was killed on Friday morning.
Scottie Scheffler
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The golf world was waiting to hear what Scottie Scheffler had to say after his second round 66 at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. Upon approaching the podium for his post-round presser, Scheffler kicked things off with a somber message giving his sympathies to the family of the man who passed away on Friday morning.

Scheffler said his "sympathies go out" to the family of John Mills, a vendor employee who was hit and killed by a shuttle bus outside of Valhalla early in the morning.

The police presence in front of the golf club in the aftermath of the incident led to Scheffler's arrest. He was taken away in handcuffs after the police claimed he failed to follow traffic directions, but returned in time for his tee-off around 10 a.m. ET.

Scheffler would go on to shoot a 66. Despite the events of Friday, he's set to finish out the PGA Championship and will tee off sitting nine-under par on Saturday morning.

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