PGA golfer charged with domestic violence

PGA golfer charged with domestic violence

Pro golfer Erik Compton faces justice in Florida after he was arrested Saturday in connection with an alleged domestic violence case.

According to, the PGA player had a heated argument with his wife at their Miami-Dade County home. At one point during questioning, the victim allegedly attempted to record the conversation on his cellphone, but the defendant snatched the device and threw it in the pool. Then he threw his wife against the wall, after grabbing her shoulder; She then left the crime scene to go to a friend’s house and contact local authorities. According to the police authorities, she suffered minor bruises on her left arm.

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Compton, 43, was charged with armed robbery and one felony. He was released from prison on bail.

The 1065th player in the world has played in 168 PGA tournaments in his career and is still looking for his first win. At the 2014 US Open, he tied for second place with Rickie Fowler.