Scottie Scheffler memes about his arrest.

Scottie Scheffler Arrest

Updated May 17, 2024 at 02:25PM EDT by Zach.

Added May 17, 2024 at 09:32AM EDT by Owen.

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Overview

The Scottie Scheffler Arrest refers to the detainment of American professional golfer Scottie Scheffler who was arrested by police at the 2024 PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Scottie Scheffler memes trended en masse after the event on Twitter / X and elsewhere, mostly because it was unclear why Scheffler was detained in full. Reports said that Scheffler was put in handcuffs after bypassing a police barricade. He was booked on four charges including assault of a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic. Officers were unaware that he was in the tournament and considered to be the No. 1 golfer in the world. Scheffler's mugshot also trended in memes posted on the day.

Background

On the morning of May 17th, 2024, ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington posted "Breaking News" to X[1] regarding "World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler has been detained by police in handcuffs after a misunderstanding with traffic flow," receiving over 15,000 likes in three hours. Scheffler was arrested outside Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky, amid the 2024 PGA Championship. Soon after, Darlington quoted [2] his tweet with a video he took of Scheffler being detained by Louisville police, receiving over 9 million views and 12,000 likes in three hours (shown below).


Later, Darlington appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter to recount the events leading up to Scheffler's arrest. When tweeted by X[3] user @KevinNegandhi, the segment gained over 1.4 million views and 4,500 likes in an hour (shown below).


Scheffler was booked and processed on the morning of May 17th, 2024, on four charges, including assault of a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic.[4] As part of his booking, Scheffler's mugshot was taken (shown below).[4]



Online Reaction

Viral memes and reactions concerning Scheffler's arrest surfaced en masse on May 17th, 2024. For instance, X[5] user @nrbucholtz tweeted a crudely-Photoshopped image of fellow golfer and tournament leader Xander Schauffele as a Louisville police officer, writing, "Breaking News: I have obtained a picture of the officer that arrested Scottie Scheffler," gaining over 8,400 likes in two hours (shown below, left).

Also on May 17th, X[6] user @rgfray1 tweeted the Tiger Woods 'Big Dog' meme, captioned, "Tiger Woods picking up Scottie Scheffler from the Louisville Police Department #freescottie," receiving over 57,000 likes in two hours (shown below, right).


Nick Bucholtz @nrbucholtz Breaking News: I have obtained a picture of the officer that arrested Scottie Scheffler 7:22 AM May 17, 2024 964.5K Views LPD RGF @rgfray1 Tiger Woods picking up Scottie Scheffler from the Louisville Police Department #freescottie 8:04 AM May 17, 2024 2.2M Views 四 Big dog.

Similar memes and discourse surfaced on Reddit, evident in Redditor[7] SlopingGiraffe's post to /r/golf, who shared Jeff Darlington's X[2] video, receiving 1,000 upvotes in three hours.

In the comment section, other Redditors shared memes, like one comment posted by Redditor[8] Worf69 that included Scheffler's mugshot, captioned, "This is about to be on shirts and golf towels everywhere." The comment gained over 290 upvotes in an hour (shown below, left).

Also on May 17th, 2024, Redditor[9] tkh0812 shared a meme to /r/golf, showing Scheffler with a teardrop tattoo, captioned, "Scottie on the 1st tee today," receiving over 1,200 upvotes in three hours (shown below, right). The meme was originally posted by X[10] user @Tour_Junkies, gaining over 17,000 likes during the same timeframe.


Worf69 2h ago • This is about to be on shirts and golf towels everywhere. Scottie on the 1st tee today:

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الله CONIFER Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_ Welcome to the club, Scottie. 0:13 From Shooter 10:08 AM May 17, 2024 610K Views Subscribe Ross Thompson @Led Tasso_36 Scottie Scheffler trying to get to his 8:48 tee time II GIF ALT 7:28 AM - May 17, 2024 - 120.8K Views амс

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