Lucas Glover Wins First PGA Title In 10 Years

Lucas Glover Wins First PGA Title In 10 Years

Lucas Glover John Deere
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Lucas Glover birdied five of the last seven holes to claim his first PGA Tour title in a decade.

Lucas Glover Wins First PGA Title In 10 Years

Glover, whose last win came at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, shot a round of the day 64 at TPC Deere Run to claim the John Deere Classic.

"Once I got to 14 after making a few birdies, it was like, 'Alright, let's get this to 20 under and see if that's good enough'. I think that enabled me to stay aggressive and not get too nervy, because I had a personal goal."

See more

The 41-year-old had cruised to a three-under-par front nine, before a bogey at the 11th kickstarted a run of four consecutive birdies.

Related: Min Woo Lee Wins Three Man Playoff And First Rolex Series Event (opens in new tab)

With a one shot lead, the American would birdie the 17th to put him at 19-under-par and a two stroke margin.

Parring the last, the 2009 US Open champion would secure the title and his first win in ten years, two months and three days.

“It’s been a long 10 years,! There’s been some struggles. I’ve had a couple good years, but nothing like this, where I had a real chance to win.

Lucas Glover John Deere

Glover at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2011. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

“I still thought I was good enough. I’m working harder now and more efficiently than I did in my 20s. I still can honestly say I can do it, and I never doubted that.

Related: Matthew Wolff Among A Number Of Open Championship Withdrawals (opens in new tab)

"It’s been a difficult 10 years, but I never lost my faith. I felt some good golf coming. I didn’t know how good. I think a lot of times it comes out of nowhere. I’ve been playing well and having some good rounds.

"But I never lost sight of believing I could do this and win again. Probably the most gratifying thing is that I proved myself right and actually proved a lot of other people wrong, which feels good, too. But it always nice to prove yourself right if you truly believe in something.” said Glover.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.