Vol 16 July 2011

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Profile of Lucas Glover

Born: November 12, 1979, Greenville, SC

Height: 6-2

Interests: Clemson Tiger sports, Reading mysteries and thrillers, fishing, music

Turned Professional: 2001

Professional Victories: 2005 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. 2009 U.S. Open. 2011 Wells Fargo Championship

Career Highlights

2009

Topped Ricky Barnes, David Duval and Phil Mickelson by one stroke at the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in June. Amassed an additional five top-10 finishes, making 21 of 26 cuts.

Played in all four of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup events before finishing 17th in the final FedExCup standings

Finished T3 at the Buick Invitational for his first top-10 of the year on the strength of a 7-under weekend (69-68), the lowest score over the final 36 holes. Also ranked in the top 10 in fairways hit (T5) and Greens in Regulation (T8) for the week. Joined winner Nick Watney as the only two players to record three sub-70 rounds for the week

T2 at the Quail Hollow Championship with Bubba Watson, one stroke behind winner Sean O'Hair

Shot a final-round 73 to win a wet U.S. Open by two strokes over third-round leader Ricky Barnes, Phil Mickelson and David Duval. The victory was the second of his PGA TOUR career, having previously won the 2005 Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Resumed the final round Monday morning tied for the lead with Barnes at 7-under. He dropped three strokes in the first nine holes, but then put together five straight pars to get back on track. After bogeying the par-4 15th—the toughest hole on the course—bounced back with his only birdie of the round at the par-4 16th to move back to 4-under. He parred the last two holes to win the title

On the first tee of the next week's pro-am at the Travelers Championship, received a congratulatory shaving cream pie in the face from friend Johnson Wagner. Shot three 65s and finished T11

Paired with 2008 U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods in the first two rounds the following week at the AT&T National, shot three rounds in the 60s to place T5

Finished fifth at the PGA Championship to record his first two career top-10s in majors

A Captain's Pick for The Presidents Cup for the second time in his career

Won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by five strokes.

 

2008

Chosen by U.S. Captain Jack Nicklaus as a Captain's Pick for The Presidents Cup, where he went 2-3-0 in his rookie year as a member.

 

2005

Second-year player captured his first TOUR win and a third-place finish.

Captured his first TOUR victory at the FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort with birdies on the last two holes, making a 40-foot putt from the fringe on No. 17 and a 100-foot bunker shot on the last hole to win. Had four no-putt greens on the final nine.

 

2004

In rookie season, made 30 starts and played on the weekend 17 times, finishing No. 134

In only his 17th career start on TOUR, collected first top-10 with a T10 finish at the Wells Fargo Championship after receiving a sponsor exemption

 

2003:

Collected $193,989 to finish No. 17 on the Nationwide Tour money list and earn initial TOUR card for 2004

Jumped into the top 20 on the money list with his first Nationwide Tour title at the Gila River Golf Classic at Wild Horse Pass Resort.

 

2002

Made seven of 12 cuts as rookie on Nationwide Tour. Amateur: First-team All-American in 2000 and 2001 at Clemson. Was an honorable mention selection as a sophomore in 1999. First-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference from 1999-2001. Won three tournaments for Clemson during his career and was a member of two NCAA runners-up (1998 and 2001)

Three-time South Carolina Amateur champion from 1998-2000

Member of the 2001 U.S. Walker Cup team. Named to the 2000 and 2001 Palmer Cup teams

College teammates with TOUR players Jonathan Byrd and D.J. Trahan.