Scottie Scheffler Cleared

by | May 29, 2024 | Pro News

Scottie Scheffler is officially off the legal hook. Jefferson County (KY) Attorney Mike O’Connell today said prosecutors will not a pursue criminal case against Scheffler, the world’s top-ranked golfer, that stems from a May 17 alleged altercation with a Louisville police officer who arrested him outside Valhalla Golf Club. Scheffler spent a few hours in jail before he returned to Valhalla to play in the second round of the PGA Championship.

O’Connell asked a judge to dismiss the charges “with prejudice,” legal jargon meaning they can’t be filed again.

In an Instagram statement, Scheffler said he holds “no ill will” toward Officer Bryan Gillis.

“I wish to put this incident behind me and move on, and I hope he will do the same,” Scheffler said.


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Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.