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WATCH: New Video Footage Released That Shows No. 1 Golfer, Scottie Scheffler, Did Nothing Wrong!

Last week we brought you this report of the World’s #1 Golfer, Scottie Scheffler, being arrested before teeing off on Friday of the PGA Championship:

World No. 1 Golfer Arrested Before PGA Championship, Tees Off Later That Day

Police claim he barreled past them, didn't listen to their warnings, resisted arrest, and more.

In fact, here's the full list: "assaulting a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals."

Wow, that's quite the list of charges!

I bet the video shows him WILDLY out of control, right?


Not even close.

Take a look at the video just released today and you'll see about the most normal, calm interaction you could imagine:

Collin Rugg reports the following:

JUST IN: Footage released of number 1 ranked golfer Scottie Scheffler getting arrested while turning into the parking lot before the second round of the PGA Championship.

Talk about an overreaction.

The footage shows Scheffler turning left into the Valhalla parking lot before the officer appeared to attach himself to the side of the car.

The grainy footage is the only footage available at the moment because the officer did not activate his bodycam.

Despite this, the charges were not dropped against Scheffler who is facing up to 10 years in prison for second-degree assault.

And another view here, from the Dashcam view:

This is the dash cam view of Scottie Scheffler crawling past the coach at about 5 mph with an officer chasing him. As soon as the officer gets close to the vehicle Scottie immediately brakes. 2 minutes later he’s been arrested and you can see the reporter following the officers and being stopped.

This is a terrible look for the LMPD.

Look, I don't know exactly what happened here, but I don't know what else Scheffler could have done.

This looks like a GROSS OVERREACTION by the police.

But they're not backing down.

They are continuing to press charges and double down.

Full report here:

People are calling the charges "absolutely insane":

Others are outright calling the police story "fabricated" (and the video seems to back them up):

Scheffler's attorney says they are ready to litigate:

So what is going on here?

I'd like to go on record as saying I 100% support the police, but that is a two-way street.

Far too often, we see power trips and abuses of power.

Why blow this up into an international incident?

The man seems to have done everything right.  What else was he supposed to do?

I'd also like to say I'm not writing this as a fanboy.

I don't watch golf.

Don't have any golf heroes.

Until this happened, I honestly couldn't have told you almost anything about Scottie Scheffler, but now I kind of like him!

Team Scheffler!

We'll continue to monitor this story and bring you future updates.

If you missed our original reporting, I'll copy it below:

World No. 1 Golfer Arrested Before PGA Championship, Tees Off Later That Day

Now here's something you don't see everyday.

A great tale that will go down in the history books.

Around 6 a.m. ET, Friday, Scottie Scheffler was handcuffed and detained for allegedly not following a police officer's instructions while entering the Valhalla Golf Club.

Two hours later, the world No. 1 golfer found himself in a holding cell.

He was supposed to compete in the PGA Tournament that day.

"Why is this happening to me? Why is everything going wrong? Of course this would happen during the tournament," is what many might be prone to say. Many might also slump in the corner and resolve themselves to defeat. "What else can I do? I'm stuck!"

BUT that's not what he did.

He remained calmed.

In fact, he did what all of us should do in uncertain moments.

And that is, 'act as if'.

How did he 'act as if'?

He started to warm up.

Why on earth would he warm up for a tournament? He can't play, he's locked away. 'It's hopeless, it's pointless!' many would say.

'Acting as if' is basically activating your faith.

Whether Scottie knew it or not, his act of stretching his muscles was basically stretching his faith, saying, "I'm getting ready for what I know I'm supposed to do today, despite what the circumstances say."

And that's when the unexpected tends to happen.

MSN reports:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sometime around 8 a.m. ET Friday, world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler was sitting in a holding cell at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, watching himself being arrested on TV.

About two hours earlier, Scheffler had been handcuffed and detained for allegedly not following a police officer's instructions while trying to drive into the entrance of Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this week's PGA Championship.

"I was just so confused at what was happening at the time," Scheffler said. "I didn't know what time it was. I didn't know what was going on. When I was sitting in the holding cell or whatever, there was a TV there and I could see myself on the TV, on ESPN.

"'Get Up' was on, so in the corner it showed the time and it said they were delayed, and I was kind of thinking about my tee time. I was like, 'Well, maybe I could be able to get out.'"

Scheffler, who described the situation with the police officer as a "big misunderstanding" and a "chaotic situation," wouldn't comment on the specifics of what exactly happened.

"I came here for a golf tournament," Scheffler said. "I was driving in this morning, trying to get to my warmup time and get ready for the round of golf. I didn't really have an understanding of what had transpired this morning."

The end of his strange and stressful day came around 3:30 p.m. ET, when Scheffler walked off the ninth hole, his 18th of the day, with playing partners Wyndham Clark and Brian Harman. Somehow, Scheffler posted a 5-under 66 for a 36-hole total of 9 under, which was good enough for a tie for second place, 2 shots behind then-clubhouse leader Collin Morikawa.

Only hours earlier, Scheffler wasn't sure he would be released from jail to make his tee time, let alone stay in contention for his second straight victory in a major championship.

Traffic outside the golf course had been stopped after an employee of a vendor was struck and killed by a shuttle bus while crossing the road around 5 a.m. ET.

What happened next is in dispute. In a statement earlier Friday, Scheffler said "there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do. I never intended to disregard any of the instructions."

However, a Louisville Metro Police Department arrest report released Friday said Det. Bryan Gillis was dragged to the ground and suffered "pain, swelling and abrasions" to his left wrist and knee after Scheffler's SUV accelerated.

Gillis was transported to a hospital by emergency medical personnel for evaluation. The report said his uniform pants were also damaged beyond repair.

Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic. The assault charge is a felony; the others are misdemeanors.

An arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.

"That'll get resolved, I think fairly quickly," Scheffler said.

During his post-round news conference, Scheffler offered condolences to the family of John Mills, who was struck and killed by the bus.

"One day he's heading to the golf course to watch a tournament," Scheffler said. "A few moments later he's trying to cross the street, and now he's no longer with us. I can't imagine what they're going through. I feel for them. I'm sorry."

Scheffler, 27, said he tried to defuse the situation once he was handcuffed and arrested.

"I was just sitting there in the back of the car, just listening to the police officer as he's trying to figure out who I am, figure out my name," Scheffler said. "They were trying to find me in the system, but there was something wrong with going across state lines with the Social Security number and stuff like that. All around, it was a very confusing and chaotic situation, but I did my best to just follow instructions and do as I was told as I was sitting there handcuffed."

Scheffler said he tried his best to remain calm throughout the round and focus on his game. He did admit that getting inside the ropes helped, as did the support from the fans.

"I was grateful to be able to go out there and compete, and yeah, it was definitely a nice round of golf," Scheffler said. "I've kept myself in the tournament now with a pretty chaotic day."

Scottie ends his day signing autographs for the kids.

What a champ!

Here's his post-tournament interview:

If you feel like you're stuck in your current situation, what could you do right now that would be like Scheffler 'stretching in prison' preparing for his release?

Act like the situation will turn around.

Make plans for the future despite what the current situation is.

That's faith right there.

Do what you can do.

Act as if.

And stretch.

(cue: The Legend of Bagger Vance theme)


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