Scottie Scheffler had his worst opening round of the 2024 PGA Tour season, carding a 2-over 72 at the Charles Schwab Challenge on Thursday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX.

Earlier in the morning, the Louisville Metro Police Department decided not to drop the four charges — including felony assault — levied against Scheffler stemming from his May 17 arrest before second round of the PGA Championship.

Amid rain and darkness, Scheffler attempted to navigate around a chaotic traffic jam by the Valhalla Golf Club entrance caused by the accident that killed John Mills.

The police report filed by the arresting officer, Detective Bryan Gillis, claims that Scheffler accelerated when Gillis attempted to give him directions, thus “dragging Detective Gillis to the ground” causing “pain, swelling, and and abrasions to his left wrist and knee.” Gillis noted his $80 uniform pants were “damaged beyond repair.”

After riding adrenaline to a second-round 66 at Valhalla, Scheffler called the whole situation a “big misunderstanding.” He struggled on Moving Day (without his caddie Ted Scott), but bounced back with a Sunday 65 to still finish the PGA Championship tied for 8th.

On Thursday morning, Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel announced that Gillis was internally disciplined (“corrective action”) for not wearing his bodycam. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said there was no video of the incident itself, only footage from a street pole and dash cam.

The grainy videos, released later by the LPMD, appear to dispute Gillis' account.

The charges have not been dropped. Scheffler's attorney, Stephen Romine, said Thursday's developments had no impact on their approach. Scheffler is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3rd.

“Our position is the same as it was last Friday,” Romine told reporters. “Scottie Scheffler didn't do anything wrong. We're not interested in settling the case. We'll either try it, or it'll be dismissed. All the evidence that continues to come out continues to support what Scottie said all along. This was a chaotic situation, a miscommunication. Scottie did nothing wrong.”

At 1:45 p.m. ET, Scheffler teed off at Colonial. After birdies on Nos. 1 and 4, Scheffler's round went uncharacteristically off-the-rails.

Following bogeys on Nos. 7 and 9, the best ball-striker in the world was the only player in the field Thursday to put his tee shot on the par-3 13th into the lake. It led to Scheffler's first triple-bogey since the 2023 Tour Championship last August.

Scheffler's irons and wedges were shaky throughout his round, although he looked like himself on the par-4 17th. His second shot glued near the pin, and he sunk the birdie putt.

On No. 18, he enjoyed a moment of levity with his caddie, Ted Scott, after a friendly bounce salvaged an atypical approach.

For the day, Scheffler lost over a stroke on the field overall and with his putter. He hit 14 of 19 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation. Decent numbers for most — especially on a gusty afternoon in Texas. Scheffler, of course, is better than most.

Scheffler did not speak to the media after his round.

Charley Hoffman (-5, 65) is your Round 1 leader in Fort Worth. Scheffler is tied for 80th, but one good round and he's right back in it.