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Lucas Glover |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Clemson University

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Lucas Glover is a veteran of six previous Humana Challenges and is ready for a seventh edition this week.
Glover nearly won in 2007, but an extremely windy final round led to an 80 and forced him to settle for a T13. He made the cut in each of his first five tries before finally missing the cut last year. That follows along nicely with his career arc, as his putting has deteriorated over the last few years and led to a lengthy span of poor play. The 2009 U.S. Open champion made the 36-hole playing cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii last week, but a third-round 73 ultimately led to a MDF. Jan 20 - 8:26 PM
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Lucas Glover entered the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season on the final year of his exemption stemming from his win at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship.

Glover's five-year exemption for winning the 2009 U.S. Open ended at the 2014 Wyndham Championship, but he received an additional year from the triumph at Quail Hollow. While he missed three of his five cuts to start the new season, he did show signs of life with a T22 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Glover ranked dead last in strokes gained: putting in 2013-14, so it is imperative that he takes advantage of his opportunities on the rare occasion that the flat stick cooperates.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Lucas Glover thrust himself into contention at the Sanderson Farms Classic with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round and is tied for the clubhouse lead at 11-under 205.

The Clemson Tiger stole seven birdies from the Country Club of Jackson, suffering a double bogey at the par-3 fourth hole as his only blemish. His ball-striking has been excellent, as he led the tournament in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time of his posting. The difference this week has been his putting. Though he ranked 47th in strokes gained: putting when he concluded his round, he's usually much worse. Glover is playing with a heavy heart this week. His grandfather, Dick Hendley, passed away on the night of October 31st. Perhaps the 2009 U.S. Open winner has some extra inspiration that is fueling his best tournament in quite some time. He credits his grandfather with getting him started in golf.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Lucas Glover spun a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to post 6-under 138 at the break.

He's just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but let's just enjoy today's success for a moment. He hit 13 greens and converted seven birdies, including three straight to open his round on the back side of the Country Club of Jackson. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the day measured 1.506, which is a rare deviation from the norm. He carded a 67 in the second round of The McGladrey Classic two weeks ago, too, and then missed the 54-hole cut. That would require a serious reversal of fortune to be repeated in Mississippi, but unfortunately he hasn't given us any reason not to rule it out. Glover has a long way to go to find consistency again, so days like today have to feel really good.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Lucas Glover reached the midpoint of The McGladrey Classic in even-par 73-67=140 to survive the cut on the number.

Not only was today's 3-under aggregate his lowest since a second-round 66 at the 2014 WM Phoenix Open, but Glover will cash for the first time anywhere in eight starts (Memorial). He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation at Seaside today. It was a stark reversal of his lid-lifter during which he went just 1-for-13 in birdie chances and squared four bogeys. He's one of 88 golfers that survived today's cut -- 22 on the number -- so a second cut of low 70 and ties will fall at the conclusion of 54 holes.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Lucas Glover gets a fresh start this week as the 2014-15 season kicks off at the Frys.com 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.
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Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:39:00 AM

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.
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Wed, Aug 13, 2014 03:07:00 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.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 04:42:00 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.
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Fri, Jul 4, 2014 06:09:00 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.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:06:00 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.
Sat, May 31, 2014 01:23:00 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.
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Tue, May 20, 2014 09:25:00 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.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 01:25:00 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.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 05:13:00 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.
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Wed, Apr 16, 2014 02:25:00 PM