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Scottie Scheffler charges dropped after arrest at PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler has seen his charges dropped after being arrested at the PGA Championship earlier this month.

The golfing giant was picked up by police outside of Valhalla Golf club just hours before the second round of action on 17 May after trying to avoid traffic following a fatal incident earlier that morning.

He was charged with second-degree assault, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals.

But after spending the morning inside a cell, he was released and continued to play at the tournament, although he was not able to win another major title.

And now after reviewing the evidence, it has been declared that Scheffler’s actions do not warrant a criminal offence and that the incident was a misunderstanding.

After the charges were dropped, Scheffler took to Instagram to release a statement.

He said: “As I stated previously, this was an unfortunate misunderstanding.

“I hold no ill will towards officer Gillis. I wish to put this incident behind me and move on, and I hope he will do the same. Police officers have a difficult job and I hold them in high regard.

“This was a severe miscommunication in a chaotic situation.”

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.
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