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World’s top golfer Scottie Scheffler arrested on charges of assaulting officer at PGA event

Mugshot of PGA Golfer Scott Alexander Scheffler, arrested for assault on police after trying to enter PGA Championship venue.

Source: Wave

Scottie Scheffler, the top golfer in the world, was arrested Friday and charged with felony assault on a police officer and reckless driving outside of a PGA championship event in Kentucky.

Scheffler, 27, was detained after he was seen driving on a median toward the entrance to Valhalla Golf Club, the site of the event, and initially failing to heed an officer’s order for him to stop, according to an ESPN reporter who witnessed the incident.

Traffic outside the entrance was reportedly stopped after a man was hit and killed by a shuttle bus earlier that morning.

The Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections website showed that Scheffler was booked at 7:28 a.m. ET. But the charges against him appeared to have been disposed, as of 8:50 a.m. ET, according to the DOC site.

The status of Scheffler’s arrest and the charges against him were not immediately clear. A spokesperson for the PGA did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Scheffler is set to tee off at 10:08 a.m. ET from the 10th hole for the second day of the championship, according to the PGA’s website for the event.

The ESPN reporter, Jeff Darlington, said Friday morning that he saw Scheffler “detained by police officers, placed in the back of a police vehicle in handcuffs after he tried to pull around what he believed to security.”

“When he didn’t stop the police officer attached himself to the vehicle, Scheffler then traveled another 10 yards before stopping the car,” Darlington said on ESPN’s “Sports Center.”

“The police officer then grabbed at his arm attempting to pull him out of the car before Scheffler eventually opened the door at which point the police officer pulled Scheffler out of the car pushed him up against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs,” Darlington said.

World’s top golfer Scottie Scheffler arrested by Louisville Metro police

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