Krista Glover, the 36-year-old wife of professional golfer Lucas Glover, was arrested at a rented house in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Saturday, May 12, after she allegedly verbally and physically assaulted Lucas and his mother.
Glover was arrested on Saturday, May 12, Saturday in a house that she and Lucas had rented while he was playing in the tournament at Sawgrass TPC in Ponte Vedra Beach. She was charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest and faces up to one year in jail on each misdemeanor count if found guilty. The police report states that Krista’s husband Lucas attempted to stop deputies from arresting his wife by changing his witness statement. Deputies say the alleged attack was in front of their two underage children and Lucas’ mother. Neither Lucas or his mother required attention from paramedics.
Both Lucas and his mother suffered visible but minor injuries in the altercation. The police report says that Lucas stated that Krista becomes “violent every time he doesn’t play well in a major PGA tournament.”
Krista Glover was arrested at a Ponte Vedra, Fla., rental house where the couple was staying for the Players Championship. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, made the cut at TPC Sawgrass but missed Saturday’s secondary cut after shooting six-over 78.
According to statements given to deputies at the scene, the altercation began after Glover completed his round. Someone in the house called 911 to report a disturbance around 8:30 p.m. When police arrived, they found Lucas and Krista on the porch “in a verbal altercation.”
Lucas told police that “every time he plays poorly in a tournament, Krista begins yelling at him, stating he is a ‘loser’ and a ‘p—-‘”. Deputies also noted lacerations on the arms of both Lucas and his mother, Hershey Glover, who also had blood on her clothes. Krista had no visible injuries. Hershey said in her statement to police that she tried to stop an “altercation” between the couple at which point Krista began “striking Hershey in her arm.”
Lucas released a statement 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.