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Social media reacts to video footage of Scottie Scheffler’s accident

Scottie Scheffler’s arrest shows PGA Tour is still searching for spice

Video footage of Scottie Scheffler’s incident outside the gates of Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday of the 2024 PGA Championship has been released and social media had lots to say — and the message was pretty clear: this seems like a non-issue.

The police officer responsible for Scheffler’s arrest did not use his body cam — a move the police chief said violated policy — so it’s been unclear what actually happened early that morning.

According to the arrest citation obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the officer, Detective Bryan Gillis, was directing traffic into Gate 1 of Valhalla as the road was closed in both directions due to a fatal accident when Scheffler “tried to gain access to the course.”

Gillis, dressed in full LMPD uniform and a reflective rain jacket, stopped Scheffler and attempted to give him instructions, but the subject “refused to comply and accelerated forward,” dragging the officer to the ground, damaging his uniform pants, valued at approximately $80, “beyond repair.”

Gillis was taken to the hospital for further treatment and “suffered pain, swelling to abrasions to his left wrist and knee.”

You can see clearly in the video the officer was not dragged to the ground, and Scheffler quickly came to a stop.

Here’s what social media had to say.

Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, contributed to this story.


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