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Scottie Scheffler: Court date delayed for US PGA Championship golf star over arrest

Golf world number one Scottie Scheffler’s court date has been delayed until June 3 over an incident in which the American was arrested during last week’s US PGA Championship 2024.

Scheffler was arrested on Friday while driving to host venue the Valhalla Golf Club in heavy traffic and had been given an arraignment date of May 21 on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer.

The 27-year-old denies all of the charges. Scheffler was trying to reach the course on a day when play at the event was delayed by 80 minutes because of a fatal nearby accident which he was not involved in.

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“It was a very chaotic situation – understandably so, considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier,” Scheffler said afterwards. “There was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do.”

Two-time Masters champion Scheffler finished on 13 under, eight shots behind winner Xander Schauffele.

“I think ‘hectic’ would probably be a good description,” Scheffler said when he was asked about his week.

“I did my best to leave that [assault charge] behind me and come out here and compete and do what I love, and the support I got from the fans was amazing.

“I think they were cheering extra loud for me this week, and I got a lot of support from the players and caddies as well.”

Scottie Scheffler ‘planning to play’

Scheffler said his scheduled participation in a tournament in Texas which starts on Thursday is “up in the air”.

“I’m not really sure what the next days have in store,” he acknowledged after his final round. “I think I’m able to get home tonight but we’ll see when I leave here.

“I typically try to keep the off-course life as quiet as possible and this week obviously was not that way.

“As of now, I’m planning to play next week. As far as the off-the-course stuff goes, I’m not really sure.”

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