Scottie Scheffler got the last laugh after scoring this amazing achievement

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The arrest of the top-ranked professional golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, sent shockwaves throughout the sports world last month.

At the time, many wondered how much of a setback the whole ordeal would be as he was playing some of the best golf of his career on the heels of his second Masters win.

But Scottie Scheffler got the last laugh after scoring this amazing achievement. 

Scheffler cements his place atop the golf world

Back in May,  the top-ranked professional golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, was the subject of headlines for all of the wrong reasons after getting arrested at the PGA Championship. 

At the time of his arrest, law enforcement on the scene claimed that in the midst of a chaotic scene surrounding a traffic jam caused by a pedestrian death outside Louisville’s Valhalla Country Club, Scheffler was told to stop his vehicle by an officer but instead, “refused to comply and accelerated forward, dragging” an officer with his vehicle.

However, video evidence ultimately came forward showing that Scheffler merely drove slightly forward at a slow speed, and the officer chose to throw himself on the vehicle for no real reason, further giving credence to the belief that the officer had overreacted in arresting the top-ranked golfer in the world as he was driving into the PGA Championship.

As such, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell ultimately asked a Judge to dismiss all charges against the golfer, admitting that Scheffler’s explanation that the arrest was clearly one big misunderstanding was “corroborated by the evidence.”

“Based upon the totality of the evidence, my office cannot move forward in the prosecution of the charges filed against Mr. Scheffler,” O’Connell said.

Regardless, after his arrest and short stay in jail, Scheffler ultimately returned to Valhalla Country Club later that day and finished the PGA Champion in a tie for 8th place overall – a monumental feat considering the circumstances.

But it was nothing compared to what he had up his sleeve this past week.

Last Sunday, Scheffler participated in The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio where he made only one birdie, closing with an outstanding 2 over 74. 

Scheffler ended up winning the tournament, which came with a whopping $4 million pay day.

He later spoke out about his thrilling victory, saying, “This is a tough place to close out. I didn’t do a whole lot great today, but I did enough.”

So far, Scheffler has won just over $24 million this year alone, setting a new PGA Tour record for most money won by a golfer in a single season – and there are still months to go in the season.

Up next, comes this weekend’s long-awaited U.S. Open at the historic Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, which comes with a $20 million purse. 

As it stands, Scheffler expects to tee off around 1:14 P.M., and DraftKings Sportsbook has Scheffler as a +300 favorite to win the tournament.

The second-ranked golfer in the world behind Scheffler, Xander Scauffele, also has the second-best odds to win the U.S. Open, coming in at +1000, according to DraftKings.

These remarkable odds are just an illustration of just how dominant Scheffler has been in recent years, especially throughout 2024.

After all, going into the PGA Championship, he’d won five of the last six tournaments he’d played in – his lone non-first-place finish during that stretch was a second place.

And based on his historic level of play, many believe Scottie Scheffler is well on his way to cementing his name among the greatest golfers of all time.