Watch: Fresh (and remarkable!) footage of Scottie Scheffler's arrest

A video has leaked purporting to show Scottie Scheffler's entire conversation with a police officer before he was arrested at the 2024 PGA Championship.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler appeared to admit he should have pulled over when requested outside of Valhalla Golf Club moments before his arrest at the PGA Championship

But the American claimed he had no idea the person who tried to stop him was a cop and he was flustered because he was late for his tee time. 

And he only pulled away and 'dragged' the cop because he was 'afraid' after the person who flagged him down started hitting him. 

At least that is the version of events that is shown from a new video that appears to show Scheffler's conversation with another cop in the immediate aftermath of the incident. 

Said video was uploaded on Facebook and re-shared by Golf Digest reporter Alex Myers on X. 

In the clip, Scheffler can be heard telling the cop: "I had to loop all the way around [and] it took me about, probably half an hour. 

"So as I'm pulling in here, the police officer told me to come the opposite way with the traffic and then come in. 

"As I was pulling in, my window was down and the officer told me to stop and first of all I did not know that he was a police officer, I thought he was a security guard that was mistaken."

Scottie Scheffler's mugshot
Scottie Scheffler's mugshot

The officer interjects Scheffler and puts it to the golfer that it should not matter whether the person who tried to stop him was security or a police officer. 

"You're right, I should have stopped," Scheffler says. 

"I did get a little bit impatient because I am quite late for my tee time and as he was reaching into the car he grabbed my shoulder and hit me. 

"It seemed to be a little bit overaggressive because the entrance was open and I pulled away a little bit because I was afraid [and] I thought he was going to start hitting me. 

"I did not know who he was, he did not tell me he was a police officer. All I saw was the yellow jacket, I didn't know what he was doing."

Scottie Scheffler outside of Valhalla Golf Club
Scottie Scheffler outside of Valhalla Golf Club

The officer explains to Scheffler that he thought it was pretty clear the officer, Bryan Gillis, was wearing police uniform. 

"He's wearing the same jacket that I have on," the cop says. 

"Also, if someone is telling you to stop no matter who it is you don't keep going.

"So what happened is, you kept going and you took him with you whilst he's a pedestrian. 

"You took him with your car and [dragged] him."

Scheffler says that 'panic' set in and he was looking around for a police officer. 

"I'm still shaking, I was afraid, I didn't know who he was," he said. 

Watch the full video here:

Scheffler was later charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer. 

His arraignment was re-scheduled for 2 June. 

But doubts have been cast as to whether the Louisville Metro Police Department want to pursue the case. 

Scheffler's attorney, Steve Romines, was scheduled to speak to reporters on 29 May. 

Before that, it emerged the aforementioned Gillis was disciplined for not activating his body-worn camera during his exchange with Scheffler. 

Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Gillis has received 'corrective action' following an internal investigation to see if policies were correctly followed.

"This corrective action has been notated on a performance observation form which is in line with our disciplinary protocol and practices."

Elsewhere, Gillis faced further scrutiny after it was revealed the officer faced departmental discipline for several incidents. 

One of those included being suspended for five days in 2013 for driving recklessly in a 'non-emergency situation.' 

Gillis was specifically accused of driving an 'intoxicated civilian' in his 'police vehicle' and doing 'donuts' in a business parking lot.'

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