No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler arrested after incident outside PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top golfer, was arrested after an incident early Friday outside the PGA Championship and reportedly hit with multiple charges, including assault on a police officer.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the situation, the chaos occurred when Scheffler allegedly tried to avoid the scene of the accident near Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to reports from ESPN, Scheffler allegedly drove into a median and, after a police officer told him to stop, drove another 10 to 20 yards. Speaking to ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Darlington said an officer clung to the car and Scheffler drove another 10 yards before stopping.

Scheffler, 27, reportedly rolled down his window and the officer attempted to pull him out of the car. When Scheffler opened the car door, the officer dragged him out of the vehicle and handcuffed him.

According to the reporter, Scheffler saw Darlington and asked him for help while he was being arrested.

“He clearly didn’t know what was happening in the situation,” Darlington said. “It moved very quickly, very quickly, very aggressively.”

Scheffler was booked into a Louisville Metro Police Department jail at 7:28 a.m., online inmate records show.

According to Louisville television station WAVE, his other charges include third-degree criminal trespass, reckless driving and failure to obey traffic signals by a traffic-controlling officer.

The Louisville Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to the Daily News’ requests for comment.

Police told ESPN that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a shuttle bus outside Valhalla Golf Club around 5 a.m. Friday, delaying the start of the second round of the tournament.

Scheffler, who was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, is a two-time Masters champion, including winning this year’s tournament.