It will never cease to amaze me how a guy named Lucas Glover is one of very few pro golfers who doesn’t actually wear a glove, but I digress.
No gloves, two gloves, whatever, the 37-year-old is having perhaps his best year since his 2009 U.S. Open championship run. Just three years removed from missing 20 of 26 cuts in 2014, one of the nicer guys on Tour is having a resurgence not even an ankle injury in August could stop.
The South Carolina native has made seven cuts in a row and in no-cut events was T7 last week at the CIMB Classic and T12 at the BMW Championship. Glover tied for 33rd at the PGA Championship in his only major start and played well at big-time events like The PLAYERS Championship (T6) and the Arnold Palmer Invitational (T7).
Glover has a low ball flight that should suit a windy week like this well. He’s one of the better overall ball strikers in the field this week: fourth in total driving, ninth in approaches from 75-100 yards and sixth in greens in regulation (69.94 percent) last season on the PGA Tour.
This seems as good a week as any for Glover to get back in the winner’s circle for the first time since 2011.