PGA Championship delayed after vendor ‘struck and killed’ by shuttle bus near Valhalla

2024 PGA Championship flags blow in wind at Valhalla

The second round of the 2024 PGA Championship is expected to be played on Friday, May 17.

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The second round the 2024 PGA Championship was delayed after a tragic incident early Friday morning, when an employee of a tournament vendor was “struck and killed” by a shuttle bus near Valhalla, according to an official tournament press release.

The PGA of America released the following statement at 9:29 a.m. ET:

“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.”

In a later statement, the PGA of America identified the man as John Mills.

Earlier Friday morning, PGA Championship tournament officials had announced in a press release that the start of the second round would be delayed Friday morning due to a “serious accident near the course.”

No further details about the nature of the accident were provided at the time. ESPN later reported to that incident in question was a fatal accident involving a bus and a pedestrian.

Then at 7:40 a.m. ET, tournament officials provided an update via press release, announcing that the second round would get underway at 8:35 a.m. ET. In all, tee times would be delayed 1 hour and 20 minutes. You can see the updated second-round PGA Championship tee times for Friday here.

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