The trials and tribulations of being married to a PGA Tour player can sometimes be more interesting than shooting 68 and leading a tournament after 18 holes. And, who knows, someday we could see golf dramas turn into a reality show?
Here’s a sample script:
Wife: “Honey. How’d you play today?”
Husband: “Not too good. I missed the cut.”
Wife: “WTF? You no good SOB. I want a new BMW and you spent your day making bogies. Start making the god damn cut, or I want a divorce!”
Let’s take the case of PGA Tour player and 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover and his lovely wife Krista, who apparently never saw a “happy hour” she didn’t want to be partake in!
Krista Glover, 36, was arrested Saturday night and charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest, according to an incident report from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s department and also from a report filed with Golf.com. She was arrested at a Ponte Vedra, Fla., rental house where the couple was staying for the Players Championship.
Glover made the cut at the Tournament Player’s Championship at Sawgrass but missed Saturday’s secondary cut after shooting six-over 78. He pocketed a check for $21,000 and has career earnings over $20 million. The Glover’s reside in Sea Island, Georgia.
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 his wife had been drinking.
The three-time winner told Police that “every time he plays poorly in a tournament, Krista begins yelling at him, stating he is a ‘loser’ and a ‘pussy’. Deputies 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.”
Krista forcefully attempted to escape as she was escorted to the police car, “screaming while forcefully kicking the rear driver’s side door” and causing damage to the car, according to the report. She could face up to one year in jail on each misdemeanor count.
Glover, 38, released a statement on Twitter Tuesday: “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.”
Wow. You can’t make this stuff up, or can you? Imagine if they produced a cable TV show titled “The Real Housewives of the PGA Tour.” The ratings would surely surpass the boring, antiquated and horrendous golf coverage we are forced to watch on TV every weekend!