Scottie Scheffler hit with fresh legal headache after PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler's arraignment for assault has been rescheduled to a week before the 2024 U.S. Open, according to a report.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler's court appearance over assault charges has been rescheduled, according to a report. 

The world number one warmed up for his second round at last week's PGA Championship "stretching in his jail cell" after he was arrested on Friday morning over a traffic incident outside Valhalla Golf Club. 

Scheffler was charged with second-degree of assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals 

He was due to appear in court on 21 May but according to Sports Illustrated his arraignment has been rescheduled to 3 June, a week before the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No.2. 

"According to Scottie Scheffler's attorney Steve Romines, his arraignment in Louisville scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for June 3," SI's Bob Harig wrote on X. 

Scheffler went on to card a five-under 66 a few hours after he was handcuffed and taken away by the cops. 

The American has claimed the whole thing was a big misunderstanding. 

Scottie Scheffler's mugshot
Scottie Scheffler's mugshot

"My main focus after getting arrested was wondering if I could be able to come back out here and play, and fortunately I was able to do that," Scheffler told reporters after his second round. 

He said his head was 'spinning' during the affair that was witnessed and recorded by multiple reporters. 

"I was never angry, just in shock and I was shaking the whole time. It was definitely a new feeling for me," he added.

"The officer that took me to the jail was very kind. He was great. We had a nice chat in the car, that kind of helped calm me down."

Scheffler said some cops started cracking jokes once they realised who he was. 

One 'older cop', according to Scheffler, asked the golfer if he wanted 'the full experience' before offering him a sandwich. 

His arrest came after Scheffler reportedly tried to avoid the scene of a fatal incident at 5am ET. 

PGA of America employee John Mills was struck and killed by a shuttle bus. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scheffler said the situation was 'chaotic' and claimed it was made worse owing to the fact it was dark and raining. 

"I didn’t know what had happened at the time but my heart goes out to the family," Scheffler said. 

"At no point did I try to name drop myself to defuse the situation. I just tried to remain as calm as possible and just follow instructions."

Over the weekend, it emerged there was no body cam footage of his arrest. 

It led to speculation that perhaps charges were going to be dropped. 

His attorney later came out swinging by declaring they Scheffler was prepared to go to trial over the matter and wasn't interested in reaching a settlement. 

"He didn't do anything wrong," he said. 

Scheffler tied for eighth at the 2024 PGA Championship. 

His third round of 73 - which he carded without Ted Scott on the bag - ended a remarkable streak of 42 consecutive rounds under-par on the PGA Tour. 

It will come as no surprise to you that Tiger Woods holds the record of 52 consecutive rounds under-par, which he set in 2001. 

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