Former U.S. Open champion’s wife arrested on domestic violence charges

Krista Glover, the wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, is seen in a May 12, 2018. (Photo: St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff's Office.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL (CBS News) The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother after he missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship. Krista Glover was arrested Saturday night and taken to the St. John’s County Jail.

She was released the next day after posting a $2,500 bond.

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She faces a May 31 court date on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the offense report, Glover and his wife were having an altercation after the third round of The Players Championship, where Glover shot 78. The report said that when his mother, Hershey Glover, tried to intervene, Krista Glover began attacking her.

The arresting officer noticed cuts and blood on the arms and clothing of Glover’s mother. Hershey Glover also told the deputy she had been hit in the chest.

According to the report, Lucas Glover told deputies his wife gets angry when he plays poorly in a tournament, CBS affiliate WJAX-TV reports. Krista Glover called her husband a “loser,” the report said, after drinking all day.

“When the [PGA] Tour hears about this, you will lose your job,” Krista Glover told deputies, according to WJAX-TV, citing the report. “Wait til I talk to the judge … you will be (expletive) fired.”

Lucas Glover confirmed on Twitter there was an altercation.

“Everyone is fine,” Glover said. “Regrettably, although Krista was charged, we are comfortable that the judicial system is able to address what actually happened and Krista will be cleared in this private matter.”