PGA Championship Round 2 recap: Tiger misses cut, Schauffele leads

A bizarre day at the 2024 PGA Championship has come to an end. 

Friday started in chaos after tournament worker John Mills was struck and killed by a shuttle bus as he arrived to work outside of the Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky, subsequently delaying Round 2 tee times.

Mills’ tragic death was unfortunately overshadowed by the arrest of World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler, who faces four criminal charges, including second degree assault on a police officer, following a dustup with a Louisville police officer directing traffic at the course following the fatal accident. 

‘I feel like my head is still spinning,” Scheffler said after shooting 5-under on the day despite his arrest. ‘I definitely never imagined ever going to jail, and I definitely never imagined going to jail the morning before one of my tee times, for sure.”

Scheffler, the 2024 Masters champion, is currently tied for fourth place at 9-under. The top three is rounded out by Americans Xander Schauffele (-12), Collin Morikawa (-11) and Sahith Theegala (-10). 

Play was suspended at 8:41 p.m. ET on Friday due to darkness with a handful of players left on the course. The projected cut is set at 1-under par.

Leaderboard at PGA Championship

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Here are the top 10 on the leaderboard following the suspension of Round 2:

1. Xander Schauffele, -12

2. Collin Morikawa, -11

3. Sahith Theegala, -10

4 (tie). Bryson DeChambeau, -9

4 (tie). Thomas Detry, -9

4 (tie). Mark Hubbard, -9

4 (tie). Scottie Scheffler, -9

8 (tie). Austin Eckroat, -8

8 (tie). Tony Finau, -8

8 (tie). Viktor Hovland, -8

Scottie Scheffler emerges from wild ordeal looking like a real person

Just after 6 a.m. on Friday, the best golfer on the planet found himself in handcuffs being led into a police car. Shortly after that, he was in a jail cell, doing some pre-round stretching in hopes that he could play the second round of the PGA Championship. And a few hours later, he was in front of reporters after shooting 66, putting him right in contention to win his third major championship.

Golf is a sport of monotonous routines, requiring a certain serenity of the mind and body for players to perform at the highest level. Or at least so we thought. — Dan Wolken

Tiger Woods ends second round with birdie, still misses cut

It’s official — Tiger Woods is out. He ended his second round at the PGA Championship on a high-note with a birdie on No. 18 to bring him to 6-over for the day and 7-over for the tournament, but he still sits 8 strokes above the projected cut line at 1-under. 

It marks only the 13th time in Woods’ illustrious career that he’s missed the cut at a major. 

He posted three birdies, three bogeys and two triple-bogeys during the round at Valhalla Golf Club, the same course he won the 2000 PGA Championship. 

Who didn’t make the cut at PGA Championship?

It looks like Tiger Woods’ time at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club — the course where he won the 2000 PGA Championship — is ending early. Woods is currently 8 over par through 16 holes on the second round, 10 strokes off the projected cut line at 1-under.

He’s not the only one below the cut line. Spain’s John Rahm (E), England’s Matt Fitzpatrick (E), Americans Dustin Johnson (+1), Wyndham Clark (+4), Phil Mickelson (+4) and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim (+5) are among the notable golfers who are projected to miss the cut at the PGA Championship. 

Projected cut line for the 2024 PGA Championship

‘I was never angry. I was just in shock’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On Friday morning, Scottie Scheffler stretched in a jail cell, preparing for a round of golf he didn’t know he’d be able to play.

“I didn’t know what time it was. I didn’t know what was going on,” Scheffler said. “When I was sitting in like the holding cell, there was a TV there, and I could see myself on the TV on ESPN.”

If Scheffler wasn’t all that interesting as the world’s No. 1 golfer, that’s no longer the case.

In rainy conditions and with huge crowds roaring their support, Scheffler showed up with a jailhouse sandwich in his stomach and shot a 5-under-par 66 during Friday’s second round at the 2024 PGA Championship, bringing him to 9 under for the tournament. — Gentry Estes, Nashville Tennessean

Tiger Woods on the verge of missing cut

Tigers Woods is almost out of time. The four-time PGA Championship winner currently sits at 8-over for the tournament through 14 holes after picking up back-to-back bogeys on No. 11 and No. 12. The cut currently is projected at 1-under, meaning Woods is 10 strokes away from making it into the weekend. Woods has made 18 of the last 22 cuts at the PGA Championship, according to the ESPN broadcast.

Woods won the the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tiger Woods hits another bogey

Disaster struck on No. 11 for Woods after he posted back-to-back birdies on No. 7 and 8, appearing to pick up some momentum heading into the back nine of the second round, but his short game got in the way again. Woods three-putted on No. 11 to finish with a bogey, his second of the day. He also had two triple bogeys in the second round. He’s back to 7-over for the tournament and in danger of missing the cut (1-under). 

Xander Schauffele back in the lead

American Xander Schauffele is atop the leaderboard. He sits at 12-under through 11 holes, leading fellow American Collin Morikawa by one stroke and American Scottie Scheffler by three strokes. 

Schauffele has posted four birdies in the second round to get him in sole possession of the lead, but a bogey on No. 11 cut into his cushion. Schauffele is vying for his first major title. His best showing at the PGA Championship was a 10th-place finish in 2020. 

Watch: Tiger Woods almost hit a hole in one

Woods nearly aced No. 8. He drove a ball nearly 170 yards on the 173-yard, Par-3 hole and tapped in a putt to post a birdie. It marks Woods second consecutive birdie after getting off to a rough start in the second round and posting two triple bogeys. He’s back to 6-over for the tournament. The projected cut is at 1-under. 

Earlier in the day, Swedish golfer Sebastian Soderberg aced the same hole, the first of the week. 

Tiger Woods saves par on No. 5

Driving hasn’t been a problem with Woods so far. Hole No. 5 (Par-4, 468 yards) was no different. He drove a ball down the middle of the fairway at 171 mph. It’s the short game that has been missing so far in the second round. Woods barely missed the green his next stroke and chipped the ball near the flag stick to set up a par putt that he sunk. 

To make matters worse, the projected cut line has moved to 1-under for the tournament, meaning Woods has even more ground to cover. He’s 8-over through five holes. 

Tiger Woods’ struggles continues with another triple bogey

Things looked brighter after Woods found the middle of the fairway with his first stroke on Par-4, No. 4, but he missed the green on his next shot after the ball hit a lump in the green and rolled off completely. His next shot ended up in the bunker and he wasn’t able to clear it with his next stroke, ending back up in the bunker. Woods chipped the ball onto the green on his fifth stroke and two-putted it in for a triple bogey, his second of the day. He sits at 8-over par on the tournament. 

Tiger Woods posts a triple bogey

Tiger Woods’ second-round at the Valhalla Golf Club is not off to a good start. After shooting a par-4 on the opening hole, Woods recorded a triple bogey and a bogey on hole No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Woods started the second round 1-over and now moves to 5-over for the tournament. He has some major ground to make up in order to make the cut, which is projected at 1-under. 

Collin Morikawa increases lead, Tiger begins second round

Collin Morikawa (-12) birdied five of his last six holes and is three shots ahead of Thomas Detry, Mark Hubbard and Xander Schauffele.

Tiger Woods has teed off and begins his round tied for 84th place at 1-over. He has some work to do as the projected cut line is even par.

Collin Morikawa surges into lead

Collin Morikawa made his third straight birdie at No. 6 and now owns the outright lead at 10-under. Scottie Scheffler is two shots back with birdies on No. 2 and 4 on the back nine.

PGA releases statement, man killed identified

‘Our primary concern today remains with the family of John Mills, who lost his life in a tragic accident early this morning while reporting to work,’ the PGA of America said in a statement. ‘As it relates to the incident involving Scottie Scheffler, we are fully cooperating as local authorities review what took place. While the legal process plays out, questions should to be directed to Scheffler’s attorney or local authorities.’

Mark Hubbard, Collin Morikawa now tied for lead

Hubbard, who is looking for his first major title, nailed a birdie on 18 and is tied for the lead with Xander Schauffele at 9-under. Heading to the back nine, Hubbard finished 3-under on the front. Morikawa has birdied No. 4 and 5 on his back nine to grab a share of the lead also.

Rising scores despite heavy rain

Despite a steady rain that has been falling all morning at Valhalla, scores keep rising.

Xander Schauffele (-9) will tee off later, but Mark Hubbard is one shot back. Collin Morikawa, Austin Eckroat, and Thomas Detry are all crammed in at 7-under. Scottie Scheffler started his back nine with a par on hole No. 1, and he is sitting at -6 under for the tournament.

Mark Hubbard, Jason Day making noise on Day 2

Hubbard has birdied two of his first four holes starting his second round, and Jason Day finished his front nine with three birdies to get him to 3-under. Alex Noren also has three birdies on his first nine holes and finds himself three shots from the lead.

Xander Schauffele’s lead shrinking early in second round

Golfers starting their second round in the morning are inching closer to the lead. Mark Hubbard is now two shots after his birdie on No. 10, with Thomas Detry and Collin Morikawa each adding a birdie to their respective scorecards to get to 6-under. Harris English has three birdies on the front nine to get him to 5-under.

Leader Xander Schauffele (-9) is scheduled to tee off at 2:38 p.m. ET.

Scottie Scheffler gets another birdie

Scheffler started the day with a birdie at No. 10, then bogeyed No. 11. He got right back on track on No. 12 to get another birdie and is now back to 5-under, four shots from the lead.

First ace of the tournament

Sebastian Söderberg made a hole-in-one on the Par 3 No. 8 for the first ace of the PGA Championship. That shot brought to even par for the tournament and 2-under for the day.

Louisville police release incident report on Scheffler arrest

Louisville authorities released their version of events that led to Scottie Scheffler being arrested on Friday morning. According to the arrest complaint, an officer was directing traffic due to an accident involving a fatality when Scheffler ‘tried to gain access to the course.’

The officer, dressed in a reflective rain jacket, stopped Scheffler and attempted to give him instructions, but the subject ‘refused to comply and accelerated forward,’ dragging the officer to the ground, damaging his $80 uniform pants ‘beyond repair.’ The officer, who was identified as Detective Bryan Gillis, was taken to the hospital for further treatment and ‘suffered pain, swelling to abrasions to his left wrist and knee.’

Scheffler birdies first hole of the day

If Scottie Scheffler was distracted by this morning’s events, it didn’t show it on the Par 5 No. 10. After hitting the rough on his first shot, Scheffler steadied himself and made a birdie to start his round. He is currently 5-under for the tournament.

Scottie Scheffler begins Round 2 at PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler now switches his mind to golf.

The World No. 1 golfer has teed off at Valhalla, reaching the rough on hole No. 10. Scheffler shot a 4-under par in the first round, good for a tie for 11th place.

Scottie Scheffler makes statement about Friday’s arrest

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, who witnessed Scottie Scheffler’s morning arrest and recorded it on social media, shared a statement he received from Scheffler:

‘This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers. It was a very chaotic situation, understandably so considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do. I never intended to disregard any of the instructions. I’m hopeful to put this to the side and focus on golf today. Of course, all of us involved in the tournament express our deepest sympathies to the family of the man who passed away in the earlier accident this morning. It truly puts everything in perspective.’

PGA of America statement

The PGA of America released a statement about Friday morning’s events:

‘This morning we were devastated to learn that a worker with one of our vendors was tragically struck and killed by a shuttle bus outside Valhalla Golf Club. This is heartbreaking to all of us involved with the PGA Championship. We extend our sincere condolences to their family and loved ones.’

Scottie Scheffler’s lawyer addresses golfer’s arrest

Steve Romines, a lawyer representing Scottie Scheffler after his Friday morning arrest, spoke to the media moments after Scheffler left Louisville Metro Police Department.

‘He was going into Valhalla to work out and get ready for his tee time. (Police) were directing traffic, he held his media credential out and was going in like they’ve been instructed to. Apparently there had been a traffic accident, or maybe even a fatality down the road, and that had changed the traffic patterns, and he was unaware of that. And, I think the officer that was directing traffic, was maybe not part of the event traffic detail and so that’s where the communication, miscommunication arose and that’s why we’re here.’

When asked what happens next, Romines said it had not yet been decided whether he would play golf Friday and ‘we’ll just deal with the court system as it comes.’

Is Scottie Scheffler golfing at PGA Championship on Friday?

Scottie Scheffler is inside the clubhouse at Valhalla Golf Club, and it appears he will be able to make his 10:08 a.m. ET tee time.

There was some question whether Scheffler would make it back to Valhalla after being detained and charged with second degree assault on a police officer, which is a felony, as well as criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic.

USGA Rule 5.3 states the committee can decide that exceptional circumstances prevented a golfer from starting on time. Under this provision there is no breach of rule and no penalty. It does not appear that it will be applicable in Scheffler’s case since he has arrived at the course just less than an hour before his tee time.

Scottie Scheffler arrives for PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler was dropped off at the clubhouse at Valhalla just after 9:10 a.m. ET.

As Scheffler exited his vehicle he was asked by ESPN reporter Marty Smith if he had any comment about this morning’s incident.

‘I love you, Marty,’ Scheffler said, with a smile.

PGA Championship underway; Scheffler on way to PGA Championship

As a chaotic morning continues, golf has started at Valhalla with the first handful of groups teeing off.

Scottie Scheffler, who has a 10:08 a.m. ET tee time, has been released from Louisville Metro Police Department and is en route to the golf course.

Scottie Scheffler arrested before Round 2 of PGA Championship

World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was booked into a Louisville jail Friday morning after being detained by police near the entrance of Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this week’s 2024 PGA Championship.

Scheffler, 27, was booked shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to online records published by the Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections. He is being charged with second degree assault on a police officer, which is a felony, as well as criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic.

PGA Championship live TV coverage

TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, CBS
Live stream: ESPN+

Friday: 1-8 p.m., ESPN

Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., ESPN; 1-7 p.m., CBS

Sunday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., ESPN; 1-7 p.m., CBS

Daily TV coverage of the 2024 PGA Championship tournament will be available on ESPN and CBS. ESPN2 will offer an alternate telecast ESPN BET at the PGA Championship from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. followed by PGA Championship with No Laying Up from 1-3 p.m.

PGA Championship live stream

For cord-cutters, select focuses of the PGA will be available on CBS Sports HQ over the four-day event. Cord-cutters can also turn to Fubo, which carries CBS and ESPN.

Scottie Scheffler detained by police before start of PGA Championship

Hours before his second-round tee time, world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was detained by police after a traffic incident near the course’s entrance. ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington witnessed the scene, saying ‘a misunderstanding with traffic flow led to his attempt to drive past a police office’ into the course.

‘When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs,’ Darlington posted on X (formerly Twitter). ‘He is now being detained in the back of a police car.’

Darlington posted video of police detaining Scheffler in which an officer told him that the golfer was going to jail. Records from Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections show he was booked at 7:28 a.m. Scheffler is now scheduled to tee off at 10:08 a.m.

PGA Championship tee times Round 2

PGA Championship Round 2 start time

Round 2 of the PGA Championship will begin at 8:35 a.m. All tee times are pushed back 1 hour and 20 minutes, the PGA Championship announced.

PGA Championship delayed due to fatal accident

The PGA Championship’s second round was delayed after a pedestrian was struck and killed near the entrance to Valhalla. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, an adult male was crossing a road and struck by a shuttle bus and pronounced dead at the scene, per Louisville Metro Police.

What is the weather forecast for Round 2?

Bring the umbrellas. Forecasts call for a 60% chance of rain Friday, with temperatures reaching the 70s. There is a the possibility of thunderstorms. 

PGA Championship Round 2 start time

After a delay, the second round of the PGA Championship starts at 8:35  a.m. ET Friday when Rich Beem, Sebastian Soderberg and Kazuma Kobori tee off.

What time does Xander Schauffele tee off at the PGA?

Xander Schauffele is set to tee off at 1:18 p.m. ET Friday along with Justin Thomas and Ludvig Aberg.

PGA Championship Round 1 recap

Xander Schauffele opened with an impressive 9-under 62 to take a three-shot lead into the second round. His round tied for best-ever in a major championship. (He also shot an opening-round 62 at the U.S. Open in 2023.) Tony Finau, Mark Hubbard and Sahith Theegala are three shots back.

Valhalla hosted a spectacular opening round with 64 golfers shooting under par, the most in PGA Championship history. The previous record was 60 in 2006 at Medinah. 

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