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Scottie Scheffler Hoping to Move Past ‘Traumatic’ Arrest

Scottie Scheffler Hoping to Move Past 'Traumatic' Arrest

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler has stated that he has yet to fully move past his arrest outside Valhalla Golf Club during this years PGA Championship.

The two-time major winner was arrested outside the venue and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer. Those charges have since been dropped.

Speaking ahead of this weekends Memorial Tournament at Murfeild, Scheffler said: “I would say that I still wouldn’t have 100 per cent moved past it.

“Because now it’s almost more appropriate for people to ask me about the situation and, to be honest with you, it’s not something that I love reliving, just because it was fairly traumatic for me being arrested going into the golf course.

“It’s not something that I love talking about and it’s something that I’m hoping to move past, but when the charges are dropped, that’s kind of only the beginning of getting past it, if that makes sense.

“It was definitely a bit of a relief, but not total relief because that’s something that will always, I think, kind of stick with me. That mugshot I’m sure is not going anywhere any time soon.”

The 27-year-old will look to find form this weekend ahead of the upcoming U.S. Open.

“I’m always preparing for the next week and I’m trying to manage my practice to where I’m trying to get a little bit better each day, and I think the majors are always kind of earmarked in my head on the calendar,” Scheffler added.

“I try to block them out, but the majors are always in the back of my head. Whether we’re playing, practising, whatever we’re doing, I think our brains always kind of know exactly where they are.”