REPORT:Scottie Scheffler cleared as police drop charges after PGA Championship arrest..

May 29, 2024

Pictures of the world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler being arrested shocked the sporting world as he was detained at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and subsequently chargedPGA golfer Scottie Scheffler speaks to the media following his arrest during the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KentuckyGolf superstar Scottie Scheffler has been cleared of four charges including second-degree assault of a police officer following his arrest at the US PGA Championship after prosecutors dropped the charges.The images of the world No. 1 being detained outside of Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky on the morning of May 17 stunned the sporting world. It later emerged that the 27-year-old had been charged third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic, alongside the second-degree assault charge.But in a statement delivered to court on Wednesday, Jefferson County Attourney Michael O’Connell confirmed all charges were being dropped, while confirming Scheffler wasn’t aware of the tragic incident that had occurred earlier in the morning, which saw a fan lose his life after being hit by a bus.After that tragic incident, police put an alternative traffic flow in place, which Scheffler was accused of attempting to bypass as he attempted to get into the course for his tee time in the second round of the tournament. After a brief interaction with police, Scheffler was arrested and taken into custody, before being bailed a few hours later. The reigning Masters champion admitted he started stretching and warming up for the day’s play while he was still in his cell.But speaking to a judge, O’Connell confirmed that the evidence he and his team had collected had confirmed Scheffler’s initial defence, that the issue was a complete and utter misunderstanding. He said: “The events that led us here today began with a tragedy. Just after 5a.m. on May 17, in a steady rainstorm, Mr. John Mills was struck and killed by a shuttle bus. Mr. Mills leaves behind a wife, four children, and a team of grandchildren, and my hope is more attention will soon be paid to Mr. Mills and his life. Mr. Mills has designated the Bluegrass Center for Autism for anyone wanting to make a donation.”The death of John Mills is not part of the case before you, your Honor, but this terrible incident set in motion a confusing and chaotic scene at Gate 1, of Valhalla Golf Course. Because of this tragedy, Detective Bryan Gillis, along with other members of L.MPD, were rerouted from their assigned duties to secure an active investigation scene. A significant amount of traffic had already built up when Detective Gillis arrived and began coordinating the authorized flow of traffic into Gate 1. Mr. Scheffler, who was not informed of the fatality, was driving to the course prior to playing in the second round of the PGA Championship.