PGA Championship: Xander Schauffele leads with Scottie Scheffler chasing despite pre-round arrest at Valhalla | Golf News

Xander Schauffele sits top of the leaderboard after an extraordinary Friday at the PGA Championship, where Scottie Scheffler remains in contention despite being arrested ahead of his second round.

Schauffele, who matched the lowest round in a men’s major and carded the first 62 in PGA Championship history on the opening day, added a three-under 68 at Valhalla Golf Club to head into the weekend on 12 under and a shot clear of Collin Morikawa.

Two-time major winner Morikawa fired five consecutive birdies on his way to a second-round 65, the lowest score of the morning wave, which came after play had been delayed by 80 minutes due to a fatal accident outside the course.

Leaderboard after day two

-12 Xander Schauffele

-11 Collin Morikawa

Selected others: -10 Sahith Theegala; -9 Scottie Scheffler, Bryson DeChambeau; -8 Viktor Hovland (Nor); -7 Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Brooks Koepka; -5 Rory McIlroy (NIrl); +7 Tiger Woods

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Collin Morikawa took the lead during his second round with a stunning five-birdie burst

Scheffler was arrested by police after trying to drive into the golf club in heavy traffic caused by the incident, with the world No 1 detained before being released from custody in time to card a remarkable five-under 66 and stay within three strokes of the lead.

Sahith Theegala sits in third on 10 under, with Scheffler – chasing back-to-back major titles and a fifth win in six starts – in tied-fourth alongside Bryson DeChambeau, Mark Hubbard and Thomas Detry.

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Speaking after his second round at the PGA Championship, Scottie Scheffler detailed his arrest and detainment before being released in time to make his tee time at Valhalla Golf Club.

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