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Three-time PGA Tour winner Robert Gamez arrested on assault charges: report


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Three-time PGA Tour winner and former Rookie of the Year Robert Gamez was arrested in Florida over the weekend on misdemeanor assault charges, according to a report.

Gamez, 54, was arrested early Sunday for an alleged incident at a residence in the Bay Hill neighborhood of Orlando. USA Today reported.

Robert Gamez explodes from the sand on the 11th hole during the second round of the PGA Tour Player’s Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on March 26, 2004.
(A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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the 1990 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year He was reportedly charged with assault described under Florida law as “intentionally actually touching or hitting another person against the other’s will,” according to the report, citing court records.

Robert Gamez of the United States plays his shot off the 11th tee during the first round of the Barbasol Championship at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National on July 20, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama.

Robert Gamez of the United States plays his shot off the 11th tee during the first round of the Barbasol Championship at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National on July 20, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama.
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He was reportedly released, but no further information about his arrest was immediately available.

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Gamez made his Tour debut in 1989, where he saw the most success in the early years of his career. He reached his highest world ranking (No. 45) the following year when he made the famous defeated Greg Norman at the Nestlé Invitational for a shot at the 72nd hole, also at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando.

Robert Gamez accepts a check after winning the 1990 Nestlé Invitational.

Robert Gamez accepts a check after winning the 1990 Nestlé Invitational.
(PGA TOUR archive)

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He would see his third and last win on tour at the Valero Texas Open 15 years later.



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