Scottie Scheffler hit with fresh legal headache after PGA Championship

A report states that Scottie Scheffler’s assault arraignment has been rescheduled for one week prior to the 2024 U.S. Open.

A report states that Scottie Scheffler’s court appearance regarding assault charges has been rescheduled.

The world number one, who was detained on Friday morning due to a traffic incident outside Valhalla Golf Club, warmed up for his second round at the PGA Championship last week by “stretching in his jail cell.”

Scheffler was accused of reckless driving, disobeying traffic signals, third-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree assault of a police officer.

His arraignment has been rescheduled from May 21 to June 3, one week ahead of the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, according to Sports Illustrated.

SI’s Bob Harig reported on X that “Scottie Scheffler’s arraignment in Louisville, scheduled for Tuesday, has been rescheduled for June 3,” per his attorney, Steve Romines.

A few hours after being handcuffed and taken away by the police, Scheffler went on to card a five-under 66.

According to the American, everything was just a big misunderstanding.

“After being arrested, my primary concern was whether I would be able to return to the field and compete, and happily, I succeeded in doing so,” Scheffler told reporters following his second round.

He claimed that during the affair, which was seen and captured on camera by several reporters, his head was “spinning.”

“I was shaking the entire time and was never angry—just shocked. For me, it was undoubtedly a novel experience,” he continued.

“The jail officer who brought me in was really considerate. He was excellent. We had a pleasant conversation in the car, which helped me feel somewhat better.”

Scheffler claimed that when the police realized who he was, some of them began to joke around.

Scheffler claimed that one “older cop” asked the golfer if he wanted “the full experience” before putting a sandwich in his hand.

Scheffler allegedly attempted to flee the scene of a fatal incident at 5 a.m. ET, which led to his arrest.

A shuttle bus struck and killed John Mills, an employee of the PGA of America.

Scheffler described the situation as “chaotic,” adding that the rain and darkness only served to exacerbate it.

“Although I was unaware of the circumstances at the time, my thoughts are with the family,” Scheffler remarked.

“I never attempted to defuse the situation by naming names. I just tried to follow directions and maintain as much composure as I could.”

It was discovered over the weekend that his arrest was not captured on body cam.

It sparked rumors that maybe the charges would be dropped.

Later, Scheffler’s lawyer made a bold statement, saying that Scheffler was ready to face trial and wasn’t interested in settling the dispute.

He claimed, “He didn’t do anything wrong.”

Scheffler finished the 2024 PGA Championship in a tie for eighth.

On the PGA Tour, he had shot 42 consecutive rounds under par before his third round of 73, which he carded without Ted Scott on the bag.

You probably already know that Tiger Woods owns the record for the most consecutive rounds played under par, which he set in 2001.

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