Glover The ‘Journeyman’? Open Champion livid over ‘ridiculous’ label

Brian Harman, 2023 BMW Championship,(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Brian Harman, 2023 BMW Championship,(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Brian Harman was livid after Lucas Glover was labeled a ‘Journeyman’ by a journalist earlier this week.

Lucas Glover has been the talk of the town of late. Winning two consecutive weeks in a row to not only make the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but surge into the Top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings, will do that for you.

Glover picked up his first win since 2021 a couple of weeks ago at the Wyndham Championship to secure his spot in the PGA Tour’s postseason. He followed that up by winning the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship last weekend where Lucas won in a playoff against Patrick Cantlay at TPC Southwind.

The back-to-back titles all but guaranteed Glover’s spot in the season-finale Tour Championship next week in Atlanta. Lucas’s explosive play over the past couple of weeks has also resulted in him becoming very much part of the Ryder Cup conversation with the historic competition on the near horizon.

U.S. Team Captain, Zach Johnson, will announce his captains’ picks soon after the conclusion of the Tour Championship, something the FedEx St. Jude champion very much hopes to be a part of. Of course, the two-time winner this year could automatically guarantee his spot on the team with another win at this weekend’s BMW Championship in Illinois.

Glover has been playing professional golf since 2001 and he has won six times on the PGA Tour throughout his career, including winning the U.S. Open in 2009, so to have been ‘labeled’ as a journeyman is quite demeaning. At least according to Brian Harman.

Open Champion Brian Harman livid over ‘Journeyman’ title.

Brian Harman, who recently won his first Major at the 151st Open last month in dominant fashion, admitted on Thursday that he was left feeling ‘very angry’ after reading an article about Lucas Glover the other day.

“It’s hard for me to put into words how proud and impressed I am with Lucas Glover just because
of what he’s been through.” Harman said. “I read an article the other day that made me very
angry. It called Lucas Glover a journeyman. It said journeyman Lucas Glover, and I thought, what a ridiculous thing to say.”

Brian Harman, who is making his second start this week since his incredible win at Royal Liverpool last month, added, “This guy has made I don’t know how many TOUR Championships, won the U.S. Open. He’s won six or seven times now. Lucas Glover is a world beater.”

After realizing a lifelong dream and winning the famed Claret Jug, Brian Harman returned to action at last week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship where he acknowledged he was a bit rusty after four solid but unspectacular rounds resulted in a T-31 finish.

He quickly hit the ground running this week at Olympia Fields, however, and he finds himself in a great position going into Friday’s second round after opening with a five under-65.

Like Glover, Brian Harman will be looking to lock up one of the automatic qualifying spots on the American Ryder Cup Team with a good showing at this week’s BMW Championship. The final opportunity that players have to secure one of the six automatic qualifying places.

In addition to making the Ryder Cup Team, Brian Harman will no doubt be looking to add another trophy to his own cabinet this week, and following his round on Thursday, Brian was full of praise for Glover and what he has accomplished over the last couple of weeks.

"“To go through what he went through with his putter and to come out the other side, I think about like Andy Dufresne, calling through the river and coming out clean the other side. I’m so proud of him, I’m so happy for him.” He said. “Gosh, my wife and I were watching him win Wyndham and both of us are in tears watching it, and to follow it back up the next week, it’s awesome.”"

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This year’s Open Champion found himself inside of the Top 10 in the FedEx Cup rankings heading into the second playoff event of 2023. A couple of more rounds like Thursday’s and he will head down to Atlanta in a great position to win his first FedEx Cup. Wouldn’t that be something?