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Lucas Glover |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Clemson University

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Lucas Glover gets a fresh start this week as the 2014-15 season kicks off at the Open.
Glover had an off-year to say the least, posting a 7-for-26 record with just one finish inside the top 35. A new season brings a fresh slate for three-time TOUR winner to work with. Looking at the stat sheet, it was easy to see the problem lied with the flat stick, as he ranked 55th in strokes gained: tee-to-green but gave it all back and then some with a -1.472 strokes gained-putting. Gamers should wait for a good outing or two before hopping back on the train. Oct 8 - 8:39 AM

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Lucas Glover turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship.

Glover enters the week 184th in the FEC standings and having failed to crack the top 60 in an event since his T42 at the Masters. His problem is easy to identify. While he's striking the ball about as well as he did when he won the 2009 U.S. Open and played on the 2007 and 2009 Presidents Cup teams, he can't putt. While his exemption from winning the 2009 U.S. Open would be ending this season, he bought himself an extra year on TOUR via his 2011 win at Quail Hollow. That lessens the stakes greatly for the Clemson product, as he is merely fighting for a berth in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Aug 13 - 3:07 PM

Lucas Glover signed for a 2-over-par 38-35=73 following his opening round of the John Deere Classic.

The last we were made aware, Glover was considering shutting it down for the remainder of the season, so there's good news that he's back in action. However, taking the last three weeks off did nothing to improve his putting. The 2009 U.S. Open entered the week ranked 190th in strokes gained, 182nd in one-putt percentage and 189th in three-putt avoidance. Today's experience at the par-5 second hole provided an example of the kind of year it's been. After setting up a birdie look from 15'2" at the par-5 second hole, he proceeded to four-jack his way to a 7. His fifth strike (2'11") measured longer than his fourth (2'8"). Glover is fully exempt through next season, but he seems years away from regaining confidence standing over putts.
Jul 10 - 4:42 PM

Lucas Glover is listed in the published field of next week's John Deere Classic.

If he plays, it'll be his first start since missing the cut at the U.S. Open shortly after which it was reported by WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina, that the 2009 U.S. Open champion was considering shutting it down for the remainder of the season. He's currently 175th in the FedExCup standings but already fully exempt for 2014-15. If there's a hook that TPC Deere Run possesses, it's that Glover scored his career low on the PGA TOUR on the track in the second round of last year's JDC.
Jul 4 - 6:09 PM

Brad Fralick, who is the sports director of NBC-TV affiliate WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina, alerted his followers on Twitter on Friday afternoon that Lucas Glover could be done for the year.

Fralick wrote: "Lucas Glover says he 'might not play again this year' after finishing +8 at @usopengolf." There are no details to explain why and if the intention is to shut it down only for the season (versus all of calendar-year 2014. It may have been a comment made in frustration since Glover has missed 15 of 22 cuts this season, but he wouldn't be missing out on anything if he disappeared for a while. He's met the membership minimum of 15 starts and he's not eligible for the season's final two majors. The 2009 U.S. Open champion is fully exempt in 2014-15 via his 2011 Wells Fargo Championship title that extended his multiple-year exemption by one season. He is not in the published field of next week's Travelers Championship.
Jun 14 - 12:06 PM

Lucas Glover managed only a 4-over-par 38-38=76 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament, dropping to 3-over 219 for the tournament.

Glover's day began with a five-putt quadruple bogey on the par-4 first hole. After hitting his third shot to 9'2", things got a bit comical. He would miss the par attempt, then follow with misses from 2'3", 2'0" and 6'9" before tapping in from 15 inches for his eight. He entered the week 195th out of 198 in strokes gained-putting, and he may not be satisfied until he has the 198th spot locked up. It wasn't all bad on Saturday, as he converted five birdies at Muirfield Village. He also added three bogeys and a double bogey.
May 31 - 1:23 PM

Lucas Glover begins his tournament at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in the 166th spot in the FedExCup standings.

It doesn't take an econometrics degree to figure out the glaring problem on Glover's stat sheet. He ranks 198th in strokes gained-putting, giving back 1.089 strokes per round with the flat stick. He's made five of nine cuts at Colonial, with a T15 in 2008 serving as the best. He has the tee-to-green game to contend on this layout, but his balky putter makes it impossible to invest in him in most fantasy formats.
May 20 - 9:25 PM

Lucas Glover settled for a 3-over-par 39-36=75 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to end his tournament at 2-under 286.

The story of Glover's round and week was the flat stick. His effort on the par-5 seventh in the finale pretty much sums it up. After chipping his eagle attempt to six feet, he promptly took four putts and swallowed a double-bogey 7. Coincidentally, he began his tournament Thursday on the par-4 10th with an approach to six feet before suffering a three-putt bogey. For the week, Glover missed 11 putts inside seven feet. He will occasionally roll in a lengthy birdie or par save, like a 16'9" birdie on eight, an 11'6 birdie on 12 and an 18'10" par at 17 today, but the focus just isn't there on the short ones. His ball-striking stats aren't all that different from when he played in the Presidents Cup in 2007 and 2009, also winning the U.S. Open in 2009, but he entered this tournament 196th in strokes gained-putting and certainly won't be moving up in that category. For comparison, he began the week 31st in ball-striking, whereas he was 26th in 2007 and 37th in 2009.
Apr 27 - 1:25 PM

Lucas Glover opened the RBC Heritage with a 2-under-par 36-33=69 and sits three strokes adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

With 10 missed cuts in 15 starts this season, he's been a major disappointment for investors holding their breath for a bounce-back campaign. Of course, it takes only one week, but he still needs to back up today's fortune. Glover split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens en route to four birdies and two bogeys. The highlight of the round occurred at the par-4 10th where his birdie try from 40'8" disappeared. Glover also holed his birdie attempt from 15'10" at the par-4 13th. He even poured in a par save from 10'7" at 8.
Apr 17 - 5:13 PM

Lucas Glover returns to his native state of South Carolina for the RBC Heritage.

Glover was raised in Greenville, SC and attended college in state at Clemson University, only recently moving to Georgia to join Davis Love III's Sea Island mafia. Glover makes his 11th consecutive start at Harbour Town, and 12th overall, with his best finishes coming in the form of a T7 in 2008 and a T12 in 2006. That correlates with what looks to be the prime of his career. In his last three starts, he has two missed cuts and a 69th in 2012. Current form doesn't suggest a big week.
Apr 16 - 2:25 PM

Lucas Glover went out early in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and posted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to reach the 54-hole mark at 2-under 214.

This is the first time in 2014 that Glover has secured a cut, and he did so on the number. Once he shed that monkey from his back, he was off and running at Bay Hill. His round featured five birdies to three bogeys, with an eagle from 35 feet on the par-5 16th providing the highlight. The putter has been the Clemson product's problem all year, so dropping that bomb had to be good for his confidence. He missed just one fairway on Saturday, so ball-striking remained solid. We will now wait and see how he closes out his week in Sunday's finale.
Mar 22 - 11:35 AM

Lucas Glover has yet to cash a paycheck in 2014, and now turns his attention to The Honda Classic.

The 2009 U.S. Open champion is 10 starts into his 2013-14 campaign, and while he made three of his first five cuts in the 2013 portion, he's failed to make the cut in his last five starts. His T4 at last year's Honda was tied for his best finish of the year, so perhaps this will be the spot on the schedule that brings him back to good. Everything hinges on the putter, which is nothing new for Glover. He ranks 170th in strokes gained-putting despite coming into the week 29th in ball-striking. Perhaps Bermuda greens will treat him better than Poa Annua.
Feb 26 - 9:26 PM

Lucas Glover has already logged five starts in the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, but the Humana Challenge will be his first in calendar year 2014.

Glover has a decent record in this event, having never missed the cut and finishing inside the top 20 on three occasions. He nearly won in 2007, playing in the final group during an extremely windy final round that eventually resulted in an 80 and a T13. The biggest concern for him this week will be his ability to make enough putts and circle enough birdies to keep up with the expected birdie binge.
Jan 14 - 10:05 PM

Lucas Glover finished 114th in the FedExCup standings and 108th in the money list in 2013, and now turns his full attention to 2013-14.

It wouldn't seem like those numbers could be viewed as a positive for the 2009 U.S. Open winner but, considering how far he fell in 2012, at the very least it stopped the bleeding. Statistically, the flat stick is the major problem, ranking 178th in strokes gained, but his long game was still relatively solid. There have been several big changes in his personal life lately, as he is now remarried and welcomed his first child during the 2013 season. He competed five times during the Fall Series, essentially every time he earned a spot in a field, making three cuts with a T40 at The McGladrey Classic the best. His 2013-14 season will likely go as far as his putter takes him.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Lucas Glover stumbled to a 37-37=74 in his opening round of the Open.

We last saw the major champion at The Barclays where he walked off Liberty National with a wrist injury during his second round. If it's healed, it wasn't reflected on his scorecard at CordeValle today as he squared three bogeys and a double to offset two birdies. Glover missed four attempts inside 10 feet.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 06:29:00 PM