Golfer Lucas Glover’s wife arrested for attack after tournament loss

Lucas Glover watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C. (AP/Chuck Burton, File)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Golfer Lucas Glover’s wife arrested for attack after tournament loss

  • The former golfing champion said he had not wanted his wife to be arrested
  • He said his wife often got angry when he did not play well in major tournaments

LOS ANGELES: The wife of golfer Lucas Glover was arrested by US police following an alleged altercation with the former US Open champ and his mother after he failed to make the cut at The Players Championship.
Krista Glover was arrested Saturday night and booked into a Florida jail before being released on $2,500 bail, the Miami Herald reported on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old is due back in court on May 31 to face charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest.
According to the newspaper, which obtained a copy of the police report, Glover and his wife got into an altercation at a rented Florida home after he shot a 78 and missed the 54-hole cut at the tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The golfer told officers that when he doesn’t play well at PGA Tour events, his wife often gets angry. Police said Glover’s mother tried to intervene between the two and was hit in the chest. No one was seriously hurt.
Glover, 38, took to Twitter to try and clear the air. He said he didn’t want his wife arrested.
“Everyone is fine,” Glover wrote. “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.”

A mugshot of Krista Glover who was booked into a Florida jail before being released on $2,500 bail (AP)


The PGA Tour released a statement saying they are ready to provide any assistance.
“We are aware of the situation and Lucas informed us of his statement, which has since been posted to his Twitter account,” the PGA Tour said. “Of course, we are here to provide support to Lucas and his family if needed; however, we are also respecting their request for privacy during this time.”
Glover and his wife were married in 2011 and have two children.


Van Dijk backs Salah to shine in Kiev showpiece

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Van Dijk backs Salah to shine in Kiev showpiece

LIVERPOOL: As Mohamed Salah prepares for a career-defining period, Virgil van Dijk is confident his Liverpool teammate’s star will only shine brighter on football’s biggest stages.
The Liverpool frontman will face-off with Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid tonight in the Champions League final before heading off to a debut World Cup with Egypt.
And having witnessed an incredible season that has brought 44 goals — a record 32 in the Premier League ­— for the Egyptian star, Reds defender van Dijk says he has the all-round ability to strike fear into the reigning European champions and international sides.
“He is a nightmare for defenders, creating and scoring goals,” said the Dutchman of the 25-year-old Salah. “It’s complete for him.
“He’s like everyone in our squad, laidback, calm, no big personalities and egos. We work hard for each other and just want to be better.
“I think he can definitely be the best in Europe, but there are two other players who are pretty good at the moment as well (in Ronaldo and Lionel Messi). I hope for Mo it happens because he deserves it. He is that kind of player to light up a World Cup as well.”
While all eyes will be on Salah and Ronaldo as potential match-winners in Kiev, van Dijk, 26, will have a major role on the defensive front.
The game will offer the center-back the chance to prove he was worth the £75 million ($100 million) it cost to sign him from Southampton in January.
“Any player who arrived at this club, they want to play in these games, they want to be under this kind of pressure, they want to get trophies,” he said.
“I don’t think I have been bought to win the Champions League final. I have been bought to hopefully get the best out of myself and the best out of the team with the help of everyone else.
“To be calm, that is sometimes a very good thing to have, but personally sometimes I have to learn, too.
“Against Manchester City in the away game (of the quarter final) I was a little bit too calm in the beginning, for example. That is something I have to learn as well. To be in the final right now, it has been a crazy journey.”
Watching last season’s final between Real and Juventus, van Dijk realized just how much he wanted to be a part of the competition — and why Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were the club for him, despite interest from City.
“I never really go to big games to watch as a fan, but I was in Cardiff,” he recalled. “The sponsors (Sony) hooked us up with two fantastic seats and it was two hours from where I used to live, so we thought, ‘let’s go.’
“From the moment I got there a lot of people in hospitality were Liverpool fans and they were saying, ‘join, please join.’