VIDEO. 'Please help me': Scottie Scheffler, world number 1 golfer, arrested by police on his way to the PGA Championship

VIDEO. 'Please help me': Scottie Scheffler, world number 1 golfer, arrested by police on his way to the PGA Championship

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Le golfeur américain et N.1 mondial Scottie Scheffler a été arrêté par la police locale alors qu’il se rendait au deuxième tournoi majeur de la saison, le PGA Championship, à Louisville (Kentucky).

The image is surreal. The day has not even risen yet in the Eastern United States in Kentucky, when world number 1 Scottie Scheffler joins a police car accompanied by two members of the police forces. order.

All with his hands handcuffed behind his back, in golf attire, as he went to the second round of the second major tournament of the year, the PGA Championship.

Scheffler allegedly refused to stop at a police check

The circumstances of the incident are still a little unclear across the Atlantic but it seems that the American did not stop while a police check was established on the road due to the incident. an accident that occurred not far from the Valhalla course in Louisville.

A police officer then allegedly tried to hold on to the golfer's car which stopped a few meters away. Before being arrested by American police officers then taken away in an unmarked car, all sirens blaring. “He's going to prison and there's nothing you can do about it,” we can hear from one of the police officers in a video relayed by Jeff Darlington, American journalist at ESPN.< /p>

A scene explained by the journalist himself live on television. "He was arrested after bypassing what he thought was security when it was police officers, he explains. After being handcuffed and led to the police car, he was very shocked by what was happening. Saying to myself: "Please help me"."

Scheffler in orange prisoner's clothing

Clarifying that the police did not know at that time that Scheffler was a professional golfer and even less the world number one. Even before the incident, the PGA Championship had announced the postponement of all departures for more than an hour due to the accident causing the death of a pedestrian and traffic jams leading to the problem between Scheffler and the police.

Barely an hour after his arrest, the police published on their website the photo of the golfer in an orange prison outfit as he was due to take part in the tournament in the morning. Scheffler, who had just become a father for the first time, was one of the tournament favorites, having won at the Masters at Augusta in April. The American is known for his Catholic faith and as a respectful and respected man.

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