Scottie Scheffler receives neck treatment at The Players

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Scottie Scheffler was spotted receiving treatment on his neck Friday morning during the second round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Scheffler spoke with a rules official while walking up the par-4 12th hole on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The defending tournament champion and World No. 1 started on the back nine and made his second birdie of the day on No. 13 before opting to sit in a chair and receive a quick neck massage off the 14th tee box.

Scheffler’s playing partners, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler teed off while he received treatment. Scheffler got back in the action and parred the hole.

Scheffler, 27, bogeyed the par-4 15th hole before responding with a birdie on No. 16 to sit at 7-under. He carded a 5-under 67 on Thursday in his bid to become the first golfer to successfully defend his title at The Players.