Lucas Glover Allegedly Attacked By Wife For Playing Poorly

The wife of 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover was arrested over the weekend at TPC Sawgrass

Lucas Glover Allegedly Attacked By Wife
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The wife of 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover was arrested over the weekend at TPC Sawgrass after an altercation with her husband and mother-in-law

Lucas Glover Allegedly Attacked By Wife For Playing Poorly

2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover was allegedly attacked by his wife on Saturday in their rental home near TPC Sawgrass after he missed the secondary cut.

The three-time PGA Tour winner made the initial cut at The Players Championship but a third round 78 meant he was not there for the final round.

He then went back to his rental home near the course where he got into an argument with his wife who apparently attacked him.

Glover's mother was also reported to have been attacked with "lacerations" on both arms and blood on her shirt.

Glover won the 2009 US Open at Bethpage. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Lucas' wife Krista was charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest, after allegedly verbally and physically abusing her husband in front of their children for Lucas' poor play on Saturday.

It is believed that Krista had been drinking all day.

Lucas Glover said in a police report that this isn't the first time he has been abused by his wife for not playing well.

It said in the report, “when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista proceeds to start an altercation with him and telling him how he is a loser and a p---y, how he needs to fire everyone, and how he’d better win or her and the kids would leave him and he would never see the kids again.”

Krista Glover, 36. (St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff's Office)

Glover told deputies of the St John's County Sheriff that he couldn't take the abuse from his wife any longer but also asked them not to arrest his wife.

Krista was not co-operating with the arrest and apparently attempted to wrap her legs around the police car door and was then kicking the door once in the car.

The deputies wrote in their report that she was trying “to tense her body and blocking herself from sitting down in the car.”

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She then became very aggressive.

“Wait till the tour [PGA] hears about this,” she shouted at the deputies, according to the report.

“You will lose your job. This is why cops get shot in the face. Wait till I talk with the judge, you will be f---ing fired over this.”

Lucas posted a note on Twitter, saying "On May 12, my wife and mother were involved in an argument to which the police were called. Everyone is fine. 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. We thank you for respecting our privacy as we work through this unfortunate situation."

Krista was released on a $2,500 bond on Sunday and has an appearance in court later this month.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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