Schauffele leads PGA with 62

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Schauffele leads PGA with 62
Xander Schauffele
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Xander Schauffele matched the lowest round in major golf history on Thursday, firing a nine-under-par 62 to seize command after the opening day of the PGA Championship.

Reigning Olympic champion Schauffele started off the 10th tee and birdied five of his first nine holes, then birdied four more after the turn in a bogey-free round for a three-shot lead at rain-softened Valhalla.

The 30-year-old American topped the leaderboard over countrymen Tony Finau, Mark Hubbard and Sahith Theegala on 65.

Meanwhile, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was handcuffed by police early Friday, according to video footage and media reports, after allegedly trying to drive around traffic controls outside the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Scheffler was detained when he attempted to drive past an officer to get into the Kentucky course as police dealt with congestion caused by a separate accident that he was not involved in, according to witnesses.

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