Lucas Glover is a fighter.

All over his profession, he has fought thru slumps, swing adjustments, accidents, criminal problems together with his spouse, and winless seasons.

He did win the 2009 U.S. Open—his crowning fulfillment—however many golfing lovers have described him as a ‘one-hit marvel’ or a journeyman professional.

With out query, Glover has no longer had the good fortune that different pros have accomplished, however that are supposed to no longer remove from the combating spirit that Glover has.

His tenacity was once on complete show Sunday on the Wyndham Championship, the place he battled a determined box of gamers taking a look to make their manner into the Most sensible 70 of the FedEx Cup standings. He fought off a lot of gamers, carded a 2-under 68, and emerged victorious at 20-under par.

In all probability most significantly, Glover’s victory earns him a place within the playoffs, as he’s going to head to the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis because the Forty ninth-ranked golfer within the FedEx Cup scores.

Getting into the Wyndham Championship, Glover was once ranked 112th.

“I don’t get to peer [my family] up to I’ve sought after to as a result of I’ve no longer been taking part in that fab,” Glover informed Amanda Renner of CBS Sports activities after his win. “Perhaps I will be able to see extra in their practices and video games and be house slightly extra. I’m too previous to be at the highway this a lot. I’ve been busting my hump so I will be able to be with them and my spouse. I’m so glad.”

Lucas Glover, PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lucas Glover celebrates together with his daughter after profitable the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Nation Membership on August 6, 2023.
Photograph through Jared C. Tilton/Getty Pictures

Whilst being interviewed through Renner, the 43-year-old was once joined through his two youngsters, together with his daughter conserving again tears and exclaiming, “Daddy! Daddy! We received!”

Certainly he did.

Following a two-hour rain prolong, Glover had 4 holes left to play: the par-5 fifteenth, the par-3 sixteenth, and the seventeenth and 18th, each par 4s.

He frivolously made pars on each and every hollow whilst Russell Henley, the person Glover battled with all day for the lead, may no longer catch a damage and folded down the stretch.

At one level, Henley held the lead at 21-under par. However that didn’t segment Glover, who caught to his recreation, put the ball within the fairway, and frivolously made pars.

Henley ended his spherical with 3 immediately bogeys to complete solo 2d at 18-under total.

The only hollow Glover didn’t to find the golf green was once on the ultimate.

He pulled his tee shot left after which well laid up within the fairway together with his 2d shot.

For his 3rd, he confronted a 100-yard uphill shot.

The previous Clemson Tiger caught it to 7-feet-8-inches and tired the putt for par, cementing his 5th PGA Excursion victory and primary because the 2021 John Deere Vintage.

Glover fought laborious for that par-save on 18—a metaphor for the kind of guy he’s.

He needed to combat all day, particularly early on, as he appeared shaky throughout the primary hour of his spherical.

On the opening hollow, Glover made a sloppy bogey. He made some deficient swings quickly after that however in the end righted the send on the par-4 4th, the place he caught his 2d shot to 4 inches.

That calmed him down as he proceeded to play the remainder 14 holes bogey-free and in 2-under par.

Now he turns his consideration to Memphis subsequent week, the place he positioned 3rd ultimate 12 months.

Jack Milko is a golfing personnel author for SB Country’s Enjoying Thru. You’ll be able to observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golfing protection. Be sure that to try @_PlayingThrough too.


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