!!! Prosecutors Reportedly Planning To Drop Charges Against Scottie Scheffler

!!!! Prosecutors Reportedly Planning To Drop Charges Against Scottie Scheffler

On Friday morning, one of the craziest sports stories of the last decade unfolded as the world’s #1 golfer, Scottie Scheffler, was arrested by Louisville police on his way to play in the second round of the PGA Championship. 

Scheffler said that the entire incident occurred due to a “misunderstanding.” Earlier Friday, a man was struck and killed by a shuttle bus en route to Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this weekend’s major tournament. 

That tragic event led to heightened police prepense around the event, which in turn led to Scheffler’s unfortunate run-in with police.

Police charged Scheffler with four different counts, including second degree assault of a police officer, which is a felony. The idea of Scottie Scheffler being a felon seems unthinkable. 

And, according to a report Sunday morning prior to the final round of the PGA Championship, it’s not going to happen. 

For his part, Scheffler was very complimentary of the police, despite believing that the entire situation came about due to a simple misunderstanding. 

“The officer that took me to the jail was very kind,” Scheffler said after the second round of the PGA Championship. “We had a nice chat in the car, that kind of helped calm me down.

“The officers inside the jail were tremendous. A couple of them made some jokes … when they figured out who I was and what happened and how I ended up there,” Scheffler said.

I’m very grateful for the people that serve all of us across the nation,” he added. 

Although Scheffler played great after being arrested, he struggled mightily during Saturday’s third round and is not going to win the tournament, despite entering as a heavy favorite. 

It’s not surprising that Scheffler was able to play well on Friday, probably still running on adrenaline, but had some difficulties on Saturday after the gravity of the situation set in. 

It’s an unfortunate incident for all involved, but it looks like it will come to a swift resolution. Scheffler will have to wait another year to try and win his first PGA Championship. He’s favored to win both the U.S. Open and Open Championships later this summer, two other majors that he has yet to win in his young, but brilliant, career. 

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