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WATCH: Footage of the Scottie Scheffler Arrest at the PGA Championship

Nick Roushby:Nick Roush05/23/24


The sports world woke up to shocking news on Friday, May 17. Scottie Scheffler, the world’s No. 1 golfer, was arrested for assaulting a police officer while trying to enter Valhalla Golf Club for the second round of the PGA Championship.

The scene was filled with law enforcement officials who were investigating a fatal auto accident outside of the golf course. As Scheffler tried to enter the golf course, he was arrested by Louisville Metro Police. He was booked on four charges and his mugshot was shared across the world.

The first footage we saw from the scene was obtained by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, who was in the car behind Scheffler. Today we received another view of what happened.

Detective Bryan Gillis said in a police report that he was dragged and knocked down by Scheffler’s vehicle after he refused to let the golfer onto the course. The detective did not have his body camera turned on, violating state law. LMPD has ordered counseling and Gillis will undergo a performance evaluation.

Without body camera footage, the public can only see the altercation from a security camera located on a nearby street pole. The detective appears to swing at Scheffler’s vehicle before it comes to a stop. Police say this happened after Gillis was allegedly dragged, which is blocked from view by shuttle busses. You can see it all in the top left corner of the video shared by LMPD.

Scheffler’s arraignment was postponed to June 3. He’s prepared to fight all of the charges in court.

“Scottie Scheffler didn’t do anything wrong. We’re not interested in settling the case. We will either try it or it will be dismissed. It’s very simple,” Scheffler’s attorney, Steve Romines, said on Thursday.

“All of the evidence that continues to come out continues to support what Scottie said all along. This was a chaotic situation, a miscommunication and he didn’t do anything wrong.”

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