Charges Dropped?

( – Prosecutors in Jefferson County are anticipated to dismiss the charges against Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top-ranked golfer, following his recent arrest while attempting to access Valhalla Golf Club, according to reports.

The information that charges against Scheffler would be dropped was reported Sunday by No Laying Up, cited by The New York Post.

The charges originated from an incident on Friday morning as Scheffler was preparing for his final round at the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, where he currently trails by eight shots from the leader, with his arraignment set for Tuesday.

Scheffler’s pursuit of another major championship experienced an unexpected complication when he was apprehended early Friday morning.

He faced several accusations: second-degree assault of a police officer—a felony, along with misdemeanors for third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding an officer’s traffic signals.

In a related event that same morning, John Mills, employed by a vendor for the tournament, tragically died after being struck by a shuttle bus.

This incident severely disrupted traffic flow to Valhalla Golf Club, ultimately leading to the road being closed in both directions. When Detective Bryan Gillis attempted to direct Scheffler, the golfer “refused to comply and accelerated forward,” according to the police report. This resulted in Gillis sustaining “pain, swelling, and abrasions to his left wrist and knee,” as noted in the police documentation.

Despite these events, Scheffler was released from custody later that morning, having managed to stretch and consume a sandwich in his cell, and continued to participate in the golf tournament.

“I feel like my head is still spinning. 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,” the No. 1 golfer told reporters.

Additionally, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg acknowledged to the press on Saturday that no body-cam footage of the incident exists.

Following his arrest, Scheffler demonstrated resilience by shooting a 5-under 66 on Friday, positioning him among the tournament leaders at 9-under after two rounds.

However, the 27-year-old golfer, who recently celebrated fatherhood, recorded a 2-over 73 in Saturday’s third round, leaving him eight shots behind leaders Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele as he approaches Sunday’s final round.

Scheffler, a recent two-time Masters champion within the last three years, is scheduled to commence his final round at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

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