PGA Tour Player Arrested After Sexual Assault

( – PGA Tour golfer Erik Compton was apprehended on Saturday, facing both felony and misdemeanor charges related to an alleged incident of domestic violence in Miami, as indicated by online records.

Erik Compton, aged 43, has been charged with felony robbery involving strong-arm tactics and misdemeanor battery.

According to reports from WPLG-TV, the incident unfolded during a heated argument between Compton and his spouse, centered on what were described as “relationship issues.” During this altercation, Compton allegedly forcibly took a device from his wife as she was attempting to record the situation, subsequently throwing the device into a nearby pool and physically shoving her against a wall by her shoulders.

Reportedly, the altercation resulted in visible bruises on his wife’s left arm. In response to the incident, Compton asserted his right to legal counsel and declined to provide a statement to the police. Following his arrest, he was taken into custody at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami and was subsequently released on bail.

Compton, who boasts a record of five top-10 finishes in 168 PGA Tour starts, notably achieved a tie for second place in the 2014 U.S. Open. During the 2022-23 season, he participated in two PGA Tour events, with his most recent appearance resulting in a tied 63rd place finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge in May.

A Miami native, Compton played collegiate golf at the University of Georgia and represented his country in golf competitions such as the Palmer Cup and the Walker Cup.