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Lucas Glover: Wife charged after ex-US Open champion injured in 'altercation'

Written by Christine Dzakah

Former US Open champion Lucas Glover's wife has been charged after the golfer was injured following his early exit from a lucrative tournament.

Krista Glover is accused of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest.

Police were called to the American pair's rented Florida home and told by the world number 104 that "every time he plays a bad round of golf, Krista proceeds to start an altercation".

It came after Glover missed the cut at the Players Championship on Saturday.

The tournament has a $10.5m (£7.79m) purse, with the winner collecting $1.98m (£1.47m).

According to the report from St Johns County Sheriff's Office, the incident involved the couple, who were married in 2012, and the player's mother.

Krista Glover initially claimed to have been "attacked" by her mother-in-law, who suffered cuts to both arms.

The report says Lucas Glover told police that "Krista had been drinking throughout the day and, after playing a bad round of golf, she began yelling at him".

According to the report, Lucas Glover told police his wife "did not put hands on him" and insisted he received a bruise to his right arm while trying to break up the altercation between her and his mother.

The 38-year-old, who was the 2009 US Open champion and has career earnings of $20m (£14.8m), later posed on social media: "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."

Krista Glover, 36, is due back in court on 31 May.

Source: bbc