Charges Against World’s Top Golfer Scottie Scheffler Expected to Be Dropped After Shocking Arrest

On Friday morning, the world was shocked by reports that Scottie Scheffler disobeyed police commands and dragged a police officer with his car after he refused to stop.

Now, reports say charges against him in connection with the incident are being dropped.

According to the podcast Layup prohibitedThe Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office plans to drop charges against Scheffler in connection with an altercation in which he got into an altercation with a police officer outside Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Scottie Scheffler of the United States walks down the 18th fairway during the final round of the 2024 U.S. PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on May 19, 2024. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The charges against Scheffler include second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and failing to signal a traffic officer. Assault on a police officer is a felony. His remaining two charges are misdemeanors.

Tensions had been high before Scheffler’s incident after a man working as a tournament vendor was struck and killed by a bus early Friday morning.

A police report on the incident painted an unflattering picture of Scheffler’s actions that morning. According to the report, Scheffler “refused to comply” and ignored the officer’s commands to stop. That’s when Scheffler “dragged” his deputy to the ground with his car, the report said.

“I still feel light-headed,” Scheffler told reporters after returning to the track just hours after his arrest. “I can’t quite explain what happened this morning. It was pretty rattling to say the least. I was never angry. I was just in shock. I was shaking for about an hour.”

Detective Gillis, who was dragged to the ground, suffered pain, swelling and abrasions to his left wrist and knee.

Xander Schauffele ended up winning the PGA Championship. Scheffler tied for 8th in shots on -13.