2005,FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. 2009,U.S. Open Championship.
2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position
2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes
U.S. Open Championship. T2--
Quail Hollow Championship. T3--
Buick Invitational. T5--
PGA TOUR Best Round
64 at Round 2, U.S. Open Championship.
PGA TOUR Highlights
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...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 he then put together five straight pars to get back on track. Then 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. Mickelson, now a record five times a runner-up in the U.S. Open, tied for the lead at 4-under after an eagle on the par-5 13th. However, he bogeyed the 15th and 17th holes coming home. Duval was one stroke back at 3-under until he bogeyed the 17th hole. The day after his U.S. Open victory, went on a whirlwind media tour of New York City, appearing on "Regis & Kelly," reading the Top Ten List on the "Late Show with David Letterman," visiting the top of the Empire State Building for a photo session and calling into various national sports radio talk shows...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.
Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes
FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, U.S. Open Championship.
2008 Season Highlights
Made the cut in 20 of 26 starts with two top-10 finishes and a No. 49 finish in the FedExCup standings. Fell just $1,509 shy of surpassing $1 million in earnings for the fourth consecutive season...Held a one-shot lead over eventual champion Boo Weekley through 36 holes of the Verizon Heritage before weekend rounds of 73-71 left him T7...Finished T7 at the Buick Open, set up by a final-round 67 that included six consecutive birdies on Nos. 12-17 before narrowly missing a seventh at the 72nd hole.
2007: Recorded three top-10 finishes and was chosen to play on the United States Team in The Presidents Cup...Shared the lead with Justin Rose entering the final round at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, but a closing 8-over 80 in wet and windy conditions dropped him to T13...Best finish was a T4 at the PODS Championship. Shot 67-69 on the weekend to finish two behind Mark Calcavecchia...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. Teamed with Scott Verplank to win two matches, defeating Stuart Appleby and Retief Goosen in the opening-day Foursomes and then Vijay Singh and Mike Weir in the third-day Foursomes. 2006: Finished season with career highs on money list (No. 21), in earnings ($2,587,982) and top-10s (9)...Placed sixth in first appearance at the Mercedes Championships. Recorded the first hole-in-one at the tournament since the event moved to the Plantation Course at Kapalua in 1999 by using a 5-iron on the 203-yard eighth hole. The shot earned him a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG and was the first eagle of the season...T4 at the Buick Invitational when he left his 64-foot eagle putt on 72nd hole just a couple inches short to miss a chance to join playoff between winner Tiger Woods, Jose Maria Olazabal and Nathan Green...Ended the season making 10 straight cuts. One of only five players to finish season with a double-digit cuts-made streak...Was second in Total Birdies (402) behind Daniel Chopra's 435...Swing coach Dick Harmon passed away in February and Glover served as a pallbearer and was one of those who delivered eulogies at the funeral. 2005: Second-year player captured his first TOUR win and a third-place finish. Earned more than $2 million, almost quadrupling the $557,474 he earned during his rookie season...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. He earned $792,000 and moved to 28th on the money list, enough to get him into the season-ending TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola for the first time. 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 Wachovia Championship after receiving a sponsor exemption...Posted his first TOUR ace during second round of Cialis Western Open, using a 5-iron from 220 yards on the 12th hole...Finished T26 at Qualifying Tournament to up his eligibility status on TOUR for 2005. 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. Posted four rounds in 60s to finish one shot in front of three others. 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.
Avid Clemson Tiger sports fan...An avid reader, particularly mysteries and thrillers. Read four books during the week of his rainy 2009 U.S. Open victory...Credits his grandfather, Dick Hendley, for giving him his start in golf. Grandfather gave him a cut-down club when Lucas was 3 and first took him to the Masters at age 6. Grandfather was a standout in football and baseball at Clemson, where he is a Hall of Fame member and played one season (1951) with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Lucas was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall 2007. He was in Chicago playing in the BMW Championship, the third leg of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, so his parents represented him at the presentation.
After finishing 134th on money list in rookie season in 2004, improved status for 2005 with T26 finish at 2004 TOUR Qualifying School. On 108th and final hole, stuck approach shot to two feet and converted birdie putt to clinch TOUR card. Made 30 starts as a rookie in 2004 and played on the weekend 17 times. In only his 17th career start on TOUR, collected his first top-10 with a T10 finish at the Wachovia Championship. The Clemson graduate received a sponsor exemption into the event. Posted one of three aces during second round of Cialis Western Open. Used 5-iron from 220 yards on the 12th hole. For the first time in his TOUR career posted four rounds in the 60s at the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas to finish T15. Second top-10 was a T10 finish at the FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, aided by four rounds of 68. After missing his 2003 PGA TOUR card by a stroke at the 2002 Qualifying Tournament, finished 17th on 2003 Nationwide Tour money list to earn first TOUR card. Jumped into the top 20 on the money list with three weeks remaining in the season, by earning his first Nationwide Tour title at the Gila River Golf Classic at Wild Horse Pass Resort. Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish at 18-under-par 270. Made the cut in seven of 12 tournaments on the 2002 Nationwide Tour, his rookie season. 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). Also a 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. Lists Arnold Palmer as his hero. Biggest thrill in golf was playing in the 2002 U.S. Open. Credits his grandfather for giving him his start in golf. Avid Clemson sports fan.
The Presidents Cup (1), 2007; Walker Cup (1), 2001.