After ‘Hectic’ Week Scheffler Unsure If He’ll Contest This Week’s PGA Event In His Beloved Texas

It’s an unstatement when World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler described last week’s appearance in the 106th PGA Championship as ‘hectic’.

First there was the joy of Scheffler and his wife celebrating the birth of their first child and with the Dallas golfer clearly on a high heading to Louisville, Kentucky as the reigning Masters Champion.

However, it all turned pear-shape with the shocking events that unfolded in the darkness of Friday morning as Scheffler made his way to the host Valhalla course.

It was news the like no-one would ever have expected from the devout religious golfer and with the world witnessing video footage of Scheffler being led away in handcuffs and charged with four very serious offences, and resulting from his driving actions from a non-related incident that cost the life of a PGA Championship employee.

Scheffler eventually posted a best-of-the-week closing round 65 to share eighth place on 13-under behind fellow American Xander Schuffele, who was handed the Rodman Wanamaker trophy who posted a similar last round score to win by a shot at a major championship winning record of 21-under.

While Schuffele celebrated, Scheffler was asked to describe his week.

“I’m not really quite sure. I think “hectic” would probably be a good description”, said Scheffler.

“Overall right now how I’m feeling, I’m fairly tired, definitely a lot more tired than I have been finishing some other tournaments. But I’m proud of today how we went out there and fought. I got off to kind of a slow start and I was able to kind of get some momentum and post a good round and give myself some good momentum.

“Yesterday obviously was quite frustrating and a bit of a different day, but overall proud of how I fought this week. Was fortunate to be out here competing, doing what I love.

“Out on the golf course the support this week that I got from the fans was tremendous. The support I got from the players and caddies and everybody inside the ropes was tremendous. So I’m very grateful to have the community that we have out here on the road and to have their support”.

Being Texas-born Scheffler has entered this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge in close-by Fort Worth but then given there is a court hearing taking place back in Louisville following his arrest and charging last Friday, it’s anyones guess if he will tee-up on Thursday in Texas.

“I think it’s all up in the air. I’m not really sure what the next days have in store”, he said.

“I think I’m able to get home tonight, but we’ll see when I leave here. I haven’t really had much chance to assess the situation off the course. I signed my card and then came straight over here. So we’ll see, but hopefully we’ll be able to get home tonight”.

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