Scheffler only later in court again


Scottie Scheffler, the world’s leading golfer, has had his court appearance on four charges stemming from an incident at the PGA Championship outside the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, postponed until June 3.

Scheffler was initially scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Steve Romines, Scheffler’s lawyer, said over the weekend that the 27-year-old golf star will plead not guilty to, among other things, the charges of assaulting a police officer, reckless driving and disregarding a traffic officer’s instructions.

Romines told The Golf Channel that Scheffler and his team were “not interested in any settlement negotiations.” The court case was postponed due to a clash in his diary.

Louisville Metro Police officers handcuffed Scheffler when they arrested him Friday morning outside the Valhalla Golf Course. He apparently tried to bypass a traffic jam when the police were busy at the scene of a fatal accident.

The police say Scheffler’s car accelerated and dragged a police officer along. The officer sustained injuries and was treated in a hospital.

However, Romines says Scheffler stopped and described the incident as a “big misunderstanding”.

Scheffler was released in time to play in the second round and finish the PGA Championship in joint eighth place.

“Obviously the result wasn’t what I was hoping for at the start of the week, but overall I’m proud of how I fought this week,” said Scheffler.

Scheffler arrived in Louisville after winning four of his past five tournaments, including a second Masters title last month.

This week he is competing in the PGA Championship on the Colonial course in Fort Worth, Texas.