Scheffler Wins Post-Arrest Tournament

( – After his arrest several weeks ago, pro golfer Scottie Scheffler returned to the green with a bang, winning the Memorial Tournament.

Scheffer beat out Collin Morikawa, but not before the latter gave the former a run for his money, scoring 71 through the help of three birdies on the front nine, plus another birdie in the 12th hole that brought him close to Scheffer. Sheffer himself enjoyed a four-stroke advantage over the leaderboard, but finished 2-over par in the final round, then concluded with three bogeys and a birdie to clinch a score of 74.

Adam Hadwin came in third with Christiaan Bezuidenhout following in fourth place. Fifth place was shared between Ludvig Aberg, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Sepp Straka.

Scheffer was arrested just as he was about to enter the golf course in the PGA championship. He was trying to drive around the scene of an accident where a staff member of a vendor for the PGA championship had been fatally struck by a shuttle bus close to the entrance of the Valhalla Golf Club.

Police initially accused Scheffer of not following instructions, with surveillance video on the property showing the golfer’s car being pursued by an officer on foot who was attempting to bar him from entering the golf course. Scheffer was then eventually pulled out of the vehicle and arrested. He was charged with assaulting a police officer with a vehicle, as well as three other misdemeanors.

All the charges have since been dropped, however with Scheffer calling the whole incident a “big misunderstanding”.

Still, the Memorial Tournament champ said that the incident was “fairly traumatic” for him.

“It’s not something that I love reliving,” he said, but added that he needs to relate the story in order for people to understand what really happened. Scheffer also said that he feels relieved that the charges have all been dropped, but added that his arrest will be “something that will always kind of stick with me.”

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