Watch: Scottie Scheffler's attorney loses his rag in court

Scottie Scheffler's attorney Steve Romines appeared to get hot under the collar as he successfully persuaded a judge to move the golfer's arraignment.

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler's attorney Steve Romines appeared to get a little bit hot under the collar as he successfully persuaded a judge to move the golfer's arraignment. 

Scheffler was due to to appear in court on 20 May after he was booked on four charges over a traffic related incident before the second round of the PGA Championship

The world number one golfer was attempting to avoid the scene of a fatal incident outside Valhalla Golf Club at around 6am ET in Louisville, Kentucky. 

It has been alleged by officer Bryan Gillis that Scheffler ignored instructions by driving off and, in the process, dragged him along the ground causing injuries to his left wrist and knee. 

Romines filed a motion to move his appearance owing to a conflict in his schedule. 

But Jefferson County attorney Mike O'Connell objected. 

It led to the contention from Romines that the office was treating Scheffler 'differently' given his status as a high-profile professional athlete. 

A clip of the exchange was re-shared by NUCLR GOLF on X. 

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Scheffler's arraignment has been re-scheduled for a fortnight on 3 June.

It means his legal issues threaten to overshadow the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No.2. 

The judge has confirmed Scheffler's appearance is not necessary on that date.

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

The aforementioned Romines previously told reporters he was hopeful that charges will be dropped. 

And he has insisted the golfer will not settle on lesser charges and will take the case to trial if necessary. 

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

Scheffler was arrested and handcuffed at around 6am ET, four hours before his second round tee time with Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman

He was taken to jail where he had his mugshot taken and placed in an orange prisoner's uniform. 

Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler

Scheffler was released in time to play his second round where he carded a remarkable 66 hours after he watched his arrest on national television at the Louisville Department of Corrections.

For his part, he has insisted the whole affair was a big misunderstanding. 

He later paid tribute to the 'kind' police officers who processed him who started cracking jokes once they realised who he was. 

One even asked him if he wanted 'the full experience' before offering the 'shaken' golfer a sarnie. 

Scheffler said at no point did he namedrop who he was to get out of the predicament. 

He even performed his pre-round stretching routine in his jail cell. 

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