PGA Tour golfer Erik Compton was arrested Saturday on domestic battery and robbery charges after an alleged incident with his wife at their Florida home, according to Reuters.
Compton, police said, was having a verbal dispute with his wife on Saturday at their Miami-area home when she started to film the exchange on her phone. Compton allegedly ripped the phone out of his wife’s hand and threw it into the pool. He then allegedly grabbed her by the shoulder and shoved her into a wall.
Compton’s wife then reportedly left home and called the police from a friend’s house. Compton was arrested Saturday and was officially charged with felony strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor battery. He was later released on bond.
Compton has made 168 starts in his PGA Tour career, and he has never won a tournament. He has five top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open, and his career earnings sit just shy of $5 million. Compton has played in two Tour events this season, most recently the Charles Schwab Challenge in May, where he finished T63. He finished T29 at the Corales Puntacana Championship in March.
Compton was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy as a child — a condition that inflames the heart and prohibits it from effectively pumping blood — and has undergone two heart transplants, first in 1992 and again in 2008.