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Scottie Scheffler, world's top golfer, charged with assaulting a police officer outside PGA Championship

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The world’s top-ranked golfer, Scottie Scheffler, was detained by police after he was accused of dragging an officer with his car Friday outside the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, according to an incident report.


Footage posted on X by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington appeared to show Scheffler being led away by officers. Scheffler appears to turn to Darlington as he is being led away and asks, “Can you please help me?”


Scheffler’s attorney Steve Romines called the arrest a misunderstanding and told The Associated Press they “will litigate the case as it goes.”


In an interview with NBC news from Louisville, Romines conveyed Scheffler’s account of what happened Friday morning before the second round of the tournament.