Scottie Scheffler joins pro golfers arrested during tournaments club.


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Key Elements of Scottie Scheffler’s Arrest


  • Scottie Scheffler’s arrest during the PGA Championship in 2024 was shocking.
  • Several other pro golfers have been arrested during or around tournaments in the past.

Scottie Scheffler’s arrest hours before his second-round tee time at the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, will go down as one of the most shocking in professional golf history. While Tiger Woods and John Daly are high-profile golfers who have faced legal issues, their arrests were not during a tournament. Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2017, while Daly was taken into custody for public intoxication in 2008.

Other pro golfers, including Robert Allenby, Steven Bowditch, Matt Every, Joe Ogilvie, and Jack McGurn, have also faced legal trouble during tournaments. Allenby was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing outside a casino, Bowditch was arrested for extreme DUI, Every was arrested for marijuana possession, Ogilvie was charged with driving while impaired, and McGurn was arrested for associating with crime and had to finish his round before being taken into custody.

Overall, Scottie Scheffler’s arrest is a reminder that professional athletes are not immune to legal issues, even in the midst of major competitions like the PGA Championship.