Scottie Scheffler's legal problem takes dramatic twist

Scottie Scheffler's legal drama has taken a fresh twist after Louisville's chief of police made a new statement about his arrest before the US PGA.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Louisville police will investigate if their policies were correctly followed in the arrest of Scottie Scheffler before the second round of the PGA Championship. 


Scheffler was detained in heavy traffic last Friday morning outside of Valhalla Golf Club. 

After being whisked away in handcuffs, he was later charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer.

Scheffler denies the charges and has insisted on several occasions the whole thing was a big misunderstanding. 

In the police report, officer Bryan Gillis alleges Scheffler ignored instructions by driving off and, in the process, dragged him along the ground causing injuries to his left wrist and knee. 

Scheffler was attempting to avoid the scene of a fatal traffic incident earlier that morning. 

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

Scottie Scheffler's mugshot
Scottie Scheffler's mugshot

Scheffler paid tribute to the Mills family when he spoke to reporters after a chaotic day that saw him perform his pre-round stretching routine in his holding cell. 

The world number one golfer was supposed to appear in court on 21 May but his attorney successfully persuaded a judge to move the arraignment to 3 June. 

Scheffler's attorney, Steve Romines, appeared to get agitated as he asked the judge to move the date because of a conflict in his schedule. 

The new date means Scheffler's legal drama threatens to overshadow the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No.2.  

The third men's major of the year will be played over 13-16 June. 

But the latest twist in this saga came in the form of a fresh statement from Louisville's chief of police Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel. 

She confirmed an internal investigation is now underway to determine if policies were correctly followed by her officers. 

She said: "The internal investigation is still ongoing.

"Any policy violations that are revealed through the course of the investigation will be appropriately addressed according to protocol. 

"The department intends to provide an additional update on the investigation on Thursday, 23 May."

Her comments came after the Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg confirmed no body cam footage existed of Scheffler's arrest. 

Scheffler's arrest was still the talk of the golf world as the PGA Tour headed to Fort Worth, Texas, for the Charles Schwab Challenge

The 27-year-old is teeing it up at Colonial Country Club. 

PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele recently revealed the group chat had an unsurprising reaction when Scheffler was put in cuffs. 

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