It's been a chaotic week for New Jersey's greatest golfer

The second major championship of the year took place in the golf world this week as the professionals competed in the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

All eyes have been on New Jersey-born world number one Scottie Scheffler to see if he can continue his dominance and win his second consecutive major title at the PGA Championship this week.

Things started promisingly Thursday when Scheffler shot a four-under-par 67 in his first round that included an eagle on his first hole of the tournament.

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Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

But then early Friday morning perhaps the most shocking golf news we've seen in decades occurred.

On his way to the tournament to prepare for his second round, Scottie Scheffler was arrested. Yes, you read that correctly.

It was a rainy Friday morning in Kentucky (the tournament is being held in Louisville) and a fatal accident occurred just down the road, causing police officers to block part of the road.

As Scheffler approached the scene of the accident in his vehicle marked “PGA Championship,” he drove past a police officer who yelled for him to stop and then joined Scheffler's vehicle.

Scheffler was then removed from his vehicle, handcuffed, taken to the police station and arraigned at 7:28 a.m. – where he was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, etc. Disregarding signals from Officers directing traffic.

It remains to be seen whether the charges will stick.

Other PGA Tour players who were near the scene before and after Scheffler said they were instructed to drive around the scene, just as he had tried to do.

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Scheffler was released from the county jail at 9:12 a.m., where he then returned to the golf course and promptly shot a five-under 66 in his second round.

However, there were problems in his third round, where he shot 2-over-73, his first above-average round of the year. He enters the final day eight shots behind the lead.

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