Krista Glover, wife of 2009 US Open winner Lucas Glover, was arrested on May 12 near Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and charged with domestic violence related to a physical altercation with Lucas’ mother following the third round of The Players Championship.
Glover shot 78 in the third round and missed the 54-hole, secondary cut made on the PGA Tour when more than 78 players make the 36-hole cut. Apparently this upset Krista, and this led to an altercation. Lucas’ mother, Hershey Glover, tried to intervene and was attacked by Krista for getting involved.
According to the police report of the incident, the arresting officer noticed cuts and blood on the arms and clothing of Glover’s mother, who also told the deputy she had been hit in the chest. Glover’s wife resisted being placed in the back seat of a patrol car and repeatedly kicked the car door, damaging it.
Glover was taken to the St. John’s County Jail and released the next day after posting $2,500 in bond. Glover’s mother declined to press charges. Lucas Glover told the officers his wife often picks arguments with him after he plays poorly.
Lucas acknowledged the incident 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.”
The couple have two children together, a 5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son.
Overall, it has been a productive season for Glover, who has made the 36-hole cut in 14 of 16 starts this PGA Tour season, including one top-10 finish. He’s 95th in the current FedEx Cup rankings.