Read what Louisville police claim happened with Scottie Scheffler

An arrest citation detailed the circumstances surrounding Louisville police’s arrest of Scottie Scheffler early Friday morning, before the second round of the PGA Championship.

Scheffler, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the World, was arrested and released after what he says was a ‘misunderstanding’ with a police officer who was on the scene of a traffic fatality.

According to the arrest citation obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the officer, Detective Bryan Gillis, was directing traffic into Gate 1 of the Valhalla Golf Course 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.’

Scheffler was released at 8:40 a.m. ET Friday without bail and under his own recognizance and arrived for his tee time at 10:08 a.m. ET. He birdied two of his first five holes at the start of the second round.

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