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#FreeScottie trends on social media after bizarre police incident

May 17, 2024
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LOUSIVILLE—World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was arrested by local authorities on Friday after an apparent misunderstanding while trying to enter Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the second round at the 2024 PGA Championship.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington was on the scene of the incident.

It was a bizarre incident that immediately captivated the sports world, and when news of Scheffler's detention broke, the hashtag #FreeScottie immidiately started trending on social media.