It was barely noon when David Duval made me burst out laughing. It was my fifth round of laughter today, asking my empty living room with every outburst “WTF is happening?!” Duval had just asserted that “[Scheffler] is comfortable in knowing that he had no intent of doing anything improper this morning”, which was met with Scott Van Pelt redirecting the conversation almost before Duval had finished the sentence.

It was yet another surreal moment in a morning that had started with the most surreal of them all: opening my phone upon waking up to see that Scottie Scheffler had been arrested after an incident with a police officer outside Valhalla. (Our post there has the timeline as we currently know it.) The more I read and watched, the more I kept asking “WTF is happening?”, and it’s still hard to believe, even though it very much happened. It happened on video, even, with a portion of the arrest captured by ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, on the scene as he also tried to enter Valhalla. That was an issue this morning in the wake of a tragic accident involving a shuttle bus striking a PGA vendor employee attempting to cross traffic to reach the course. (His name was John Mills.) The PGA delayed play in the wake of the fatal accident, as traffic was nearly impassable due to the related police activity.

Scheffler, though, was caught in that gridlock, and as he attempted to enter Valhalla by driving around a parked bus, he was stopped by a police officer. Darlington described the scene as chaotic, which comes across on the video he shared of the arrest.

It’s fair to note here that even before the tragic situation at Valhalla on Friday morning, the traffic and logistics at the PGA Championship were a mess. For starters, there is only one way in and one way out of Valhalla for players, media, fans, vendors, etc. That’s a nightmare. That meant that when the tragic accident occurred on Friday morning it forced some players to walk to the course to make their tee times. Not only that, fans taking shuttles from offsite were left facing “mile-long” lines to get onto buses starting on Thursday. Those taking Uber or Lyft had to use the rideshare lot, which requires a walk across Highway 60, an extremely busy four-lane road. According to Shane Ryan’s interview with Louisville attorney David Barber, that highway was not well marked, leading to a lot of confusion for those trying to cross. None of this seems acceptable for a major championship.

Scheffler was eventually released, making it to the course in time to eat a plate of eggs in the locker room, get a quick warm-up in, and head to the tenth tee. He hit the most predictable high-right opening tee shot of all time, ended up making birdie, and proceeded to play golf.

That’s what got me most, I think. The fact that we spent hours this morning following the news from his arrest at 6 AM to his tee time four hours later, seeing social media explode, wading through the jokes and the initial takes and the initial backlash to the initial takes, and then realizing that, wait, we’re really about to watch this man play a round of golf in a major championship. After the round, Scheffler noted that he had a similar experience at the jail, where he was able to see himself being discussed on ESPN’s Get Up. Unlike the rest of us, though, he actually had to play that round. He carded a five-under 66, vaulting him into what’s likely to be an excellent position for the weekend.

Last night, news that Scottie shot 66 would not have been surprising to anyone. After all that happened, it was actually pretty crazy to watch him do that, and look like not much was really wrong. If that experience couldn’t rattle him on the course, what possibly can? He bogeyed his second hole, and I briefly wondered if maybe that opening birdie was the mirage. Then Scottie birdied 12 and I realized that, nope, he’s just that good.

The criminal charges feel binary at this point. Either we’ll learn that Scottie did indeed do something very wrong that put a police officer in harm’s way. Or we’ll learn that he didn’t. How his Friday round (and this entire day overall) will come to be viewed hinges on that outcome. But one thing that won’t change regardless is how surreal it was to be a golf fan on Friday. From the moment of arrest through his post-round press conference, it’s a sequence of events we’re very unlikely to see again.

But maybe we should stop equating the unlikely with the impossible. They’re different words for a reason. Scottie Scheffler has an arraignment set for Tuesday, a fact most people would have called impossible as of Thursday evening. Yet here we are. So, I ask all of you and my empty living room for the sixth time today: WTF is happening?

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