Saturday, June 22, 2024

Scottie Scheffler: World primary detained by police close to PGA Championship


World primary Scottie Scheffler has been charged with assaulting a police officer outdoors Valhalla Golf Membership hours earlier than his second spherical on the US PGA Championship.

Scheffler was launched simply in time to take to the course on Friday for his tee-off time of 10.08am (15:08 BST).

The Louisville Metropolitan Division of Corrections, who posted a mugshot of the 27-year-old, mentioned he was booked in at 7.28am native time and launched at 8.40am.

Talking as he arrived on the course for his second spherical, Scheffler mentioned the incident was a “massive misunderstanding”.

Scheffler was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree felony mischief, reckless driving and disregarding site visitors alerts from an officer.

Scheffler’s lawyer Steve Romines mentioned “a number of eyewitnesses confirmed that he didn’t do something unsuitable however was merely continuing as directed”.

Romines added: “He stopped instantly upon being directed to and by no means at any level assaulted any officer together with his automobile. We’ll litigate this matter as wanted.”

Play at this yr’s second main was delayed by 80 minutes on Friday due to an unrelated accident close to the course.

Louisville Metro Police Division (LMPD) mentioned a shuttle bus had struck and killed a pedestrian outdoors the golf membership.

Scheffler, who was not concerned within the accident, reportedly tried to keep away from the scene of the incident earlier than being stopped.

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