Scottie Scheffler is trying to put his controversial arrest in mid-May while participating in the PGA Championship behind him. All charges stemming from the incident were subsequently dropped, but photos of both the bruise suffered by the arresting officer and torn clothes have been released by the Louisville Police Department.

The incident occurred prior to the start of the second round of the PGA Championship. Scheffler was attempting to get around a traffic stop associated with a fatal automobile accident near the entrance to the Valhalla Golf Club.

Louisville police officer Bryan Gillis eventually stopped Scheffler but he said it was not before he had been bumped by the golfer's vehicle. Gillis had not turned on his body camera and there were no images of the vehicle hitting the officer. The photos released show a bruise to the outside of his knee and some torn clothing.

Scheffler was taken to jail shortly thereafter, but he was released quickly and the star golfer was allowed to compete in the PGA Championship. He admitted to being shaken by the incident, but he still shot a 66 in the second round of the tournament. Scheffler finished tied for 8th in the second major championship of the year.

Scheffler won the Masters earlier this year and he is favored to win next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina, per CBS Sports.

The superstar golfer is currently leading the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio by three strokes after two round. Scheffler is 9 under par with Adam Hadwin and Viktor Hovland in second place at 6 under par.

Scheffler having a difficult time putting incident behind him

Scottie Scheffler tees off on the fifth hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
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Even though the charges stemming from his arrest — one felony and three misdemeanors — were dropped May 29, Scheffler is still unsettled by the incident.

“The charges are dropped, but I still … now it's almost more appropriate for people to ask me about it,” Scheffler said prior to the start of the Memorial. “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 was definitely a bit of a relief, but not total relief because that's something that will always kind of stick with me,” he said. “That mug shot, I'm sure is not going anywhere anytime soon.”

Scheffler chose not to speak to the media in the following event after the PGA Championship. He spoke to the media in the days preceding the Memorial, and it was clear that the event was still in the front of his mind.

Steve Romines, Scheffler's attorney, said the player could have pursued legal action against the Louisville Police Department, but that was something the golfer never wanted to entertain.

“That was something that if we needed to use it, I think Steve was more than ready to use that, just because there was a ton of evidence in our favor,” Scheffler said. “I don't really know how to describe it, but basically if I had to show up in court, I think Steve was more than prepared to pursue legal action.”