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World No. 1 Golfer Scottie Scheffler Arrested and Released After Police Altercation in Louisville

In a shocking turn of events, Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top golfer, was briefly detained by Louisville Metro Police this morning. Scheffler was involved in a traffic altercation near Valhalla Golf Club, where he was trying to cross a scene of an earlier deadly pedestrian crash. The incident escalated when a police officer was dragged 10 to 15 yards by Scheffler’s vehicle, resulting in minor injuries to the officer.

Scheffler faced charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals. He was booked at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections but was released before 9 a.m., as confirmed by his attorney.

The PGA Championship, which Scheffler is participating in, saw its Round 2 start times delayed by one hour and 20 minutes, now beginning at 8:35 a.m. Despite the morning’s events, Scheffler is expected to continue his play.

This incident adds to the mounting public interest in Scheffler, who recently secured his second Masters title and the RBC Heritage. He has been the top-ranked golfer for 51 consecutive weeks, making headlines both on and off the course.

Stay updated for further developments in this unfolding story.

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