Charges against world's top golfer expected to be dropped

 May 21, 2024

It was perhaps one of the most insane things that an American sports superstar has ever gone through on one of the biggest gamedays of their life.

Scottie Scheffler, currently the best golfer in the world, stunned the world by getting arrested in between the first and second round of the prestigious PGA Championship that was held from May 15 to May 18.

It was absolutely stunning for Americans to see one of their sports heroes being arrested as he was trying to get to the course for his second round, and Scheffler added even more lore to the legend by coming out and firing an excellent round.

The charges

Charges were filed against Scheffler after an incident outside Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. According to Breitbart, Scheffler "had disobeyed a police officer’s directions and then dragged that officer with his vehicle after refusing to stop."

It certainly was one of America's top news stories that day, as millions of people were planning to tune in to the second round of the PGA Championship, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world.

Scheffler was charged with "second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic. The assault charge against the officer is a felony; the other two charges are misdemeanors."

Scheffler's explanation

According to Scheffler, the situation was more of a misunderstanding than any type of conscious effort to commit a crime.

Obviously, there was a lot happening at one of America's biggest sporting events, and Scheffler's version of the story was simply that he either misunderstood directions or received incorrect traffic instructions as he was approaching the venue. The traffic situation was unusually stressful that morning, because before Scheffler arrived, a vendor was struck and killed by a bus.

Many people seem to believe Scheffler that this was just a chaotic scene in which he made a mistake.

"I feel like my head is still spinning," Scheffler said after his arrest. "I can’t really explain what happened this morning. I was pretty rattled to say the least. I was never angry. I was just in shock. I was shaking for like an hour."

To add to the legend of this story, Scheffler then went out and fired an excellent round, capping off what is surely one of the most memorable days of his life.

Charges expected to be dropped

It certainly is going to be hard to convince his legions of fans that Scottie Scheffler was trying to do anything illegal when arriving for the PGA Championship that day.

His celebrity status, combined with there being no evidence other than the cops' hearsay that Scheffler committed a crime.

It looks like what probably happened is that the officers were really charged up and tense after allowing a death to happen in that area earlier in the day. Now, they have two massive mistakes to try to justify to the public.

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