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2024 PGA Championship: Second round delayed due to accident near course

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    Written by Staff @PGATOUR

    Update 1:45 p.m: The PGA of America has released a further statement, identifying the victim of Friday morning's tragic accident as John Mills.

    "Our primary concern today remains with the family of John Mills, who lost his life in a tragic accident early this morning while reporting to work," the statement read. "As it relates to the incident involving Scottie Scheffler, we are fully cooperating as local authorities review what took place."

    Update 9:29 a.m: PGA of America Statement

    "This morning we were devastated to learn that a worker with one of our vendors was tragically struck and killed by a shuttle bus outside Valhalla Golf Club. This is heartbreaking to all of us involved with the PGA Championship. We extend our sincere condolences to their family and loved ones.”

    - PGA of America

    Update 8:35 a.m: Round 2 has begun after an hour and 20 minute delay.

    Round 2 of the 2024 PGA Championship is delayed due to a serious accident near the course.

    According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, a man was fatally struck by a shuttle bus outside Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. ET on Friday.

    “We had a pedestrian that was struck by one of the shuttle buses between gates one and two on Shelbyville Road by Valhalla this morning,” LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said in a radio interview with NewsRadio 840 WHAS, a local Louisville news outlet. “It’s an unfortunate thing that happened. He was crossing south to north across Shelbyville Road. Unfortunately, the bus didn’t see him and struck the individual. He was pronounced dead on the scene and our traffic unit is investigating at this time.”

    The second round will begin at 8:35 a.m. ET. All starting tee times are delayed by one hour and 20 minutes from the originally published time.

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