Take a look at these eight facts on the 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover.


8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucas Glover

Glover won the 2009 U.S. Open by two-strokes over Ricky Barnes, Phil Mickelson and David Duvall. The tournament was best remembered for the hideous weather that hit the area and would eventually push the tournament to be finished on Monday instead of the usual Sunday.

But how well do you the 39-year-old American? Take a look at these eight facts you didn’t already know about him.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lucas Glover

1. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina on the 12th of November 1979.

2. Glovers biological father is called Ron Musselman, a former baseball player. But once Lucas’ mother remarried to a man called Jim Glover, Lucas adopted his surname.

3. He attended Clemson University where he was named first-team All-American in 2000 and 2001. He also represented the United States at the Walker Cup in 2001.

Winning his first PGA Tour title in 2005 (Getty Images)

4. His first year on the PGA Tour was in 2004 but he despite earning over $500,000 dollars, he had to go back to Q-School. He managed to again earn his card and improved massively in 2005.

5.In that 2005 season he had his first win on the PGA Tour at the FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort. He collected three PGA Tour titles in total – one in 2009 and one in 2011.

6. Lucas credits his start in golf to his grandfather. His grandfather is believed to have given him a cut down club when he was three years old and first took him to The Masters at the age of 6.

7. His best world ranking is 15th.

8. Lucas is currently still married to his wife Krista who famously made headlines after the 2018 Players Championship. She was charged with battery and resisting an officer and is also believed to have been involved with several cases of domestic abuse towards Lucas and his mother.

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