Scottie Scheffler enters The Masters considered among the favorites. (Getty)
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Victim In Crash That Led To Scottie Scheffler Arrest Was PGA Championship Worker

The victim killed in an early-morning shuttle bus accident — which eventually led to the arrest of top-ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler — has been identified as a vendor working at the PGA Championship.

The accident occurred on the way to the tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

"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," the PGA of America announced on social media. "This is heartbreaking to all of us involved with the PGA Championship. We extend our sincere condolences to their family and loved ones."

Per the New York Post: "The victim - who has not been named publicly - was crossing Shelbyville Road outside the historic Kentucky golf course at around 5 a.m. when he was fatally struck by the bus, police previously said."

Meanwhile, a police officer suffered minor injuries when Scheffler allegedly failed to yield and dragged the cop with his car.

Scheffler is competing in the PGA Championship this week and was captured by ESPN's Jeff Darlington on video for what Scheffler called "a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do" as he tried to maneuver around a fatal traffic accident. He was arrested and placed in handcuffs.

"This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers. It was a very chaotic situation, understandably so considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do," the statement from Scheffler read.

"I never intended to disregard any of the instructions. I'm hopeful to put this to the side and focus on golf today."

Scheffler, 27, won the Masters tournament last month. He is ranked as the world's No. 1 golfer and returned to tee off at the PGA Championship following his arrest on Friday.