Lucas Hendley Glover
(born November 12, 1979) is an American
who currently plays on the PGA Tour
. He is best known for winning the 2009 U.S. Open
Glover was born in Greenville, South Carolina
. He was a three-time High School All-American at Wade Hampton High School. He won the South Carolina State High School championship as a freshman and sophomore and finished as the runner up as a junior and senior. Glover was All-State for all four years of high school.
Glover attended Clemson University
from 1998 to 2001, where he was a brother of Alpha Tau Omega
. He was named first-team All-American
in 2000 and 2001 and honorable mention All-American in 1999. He was a member of the 2001 United States Walker Cup
team and the 1999 USA vs. Japan Cup Team. He won three college tournaments and also won the South Carolina Amateur in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and the Sunnehanna Amateur
2002–2003: Nationwide Tour
Glover turned professional in 2001 after graduating from Clemson. He joined the Nationwide Tour
in 2002, making 7 of 12 cuts while recording two top-10 finishes and five top-25 finishes in his rookie season. He earned $64,692 and finished 67th on the money list. Glover went to PGA Tour qualifying school
for the first time where he finished tied for 39th which was not good enough to earn his tour card.
2003 was Glover's breakthrough year on the Nationwide Tour. He made 17 of 26 cuts while recording six top-10 finishes... Read More