Former Clemson star Lucas Glover survived the pressure of the final nine holes of the US Open and the challenge of some of the world’s top golfers to walk away from Bethpage Black on Long Island and two shot winner Monday becoming the first South Carolinian to put his name on the Open Trophy.
Glover closed with a three over 73 and held things together while third round leader Ricky Barnes came apart. Glover never lost the lead over the final 12 holes despite the presence on the leaderboard of Phil Mickleson and Tiger Woods.
Glover finished the tournament at four under par, two ahead of Mickleson, Barnes and David Duval.
Tiger Woods had a 69 Monday, his third straight round in the 60s, but could only manage even par for the tournament. Greenville’s Matt Bettencourt had a 69 yesterday to finish at two over. Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson came in a nine over and Clemson’s Kyle Stanley finished at plus 13.
Audio: Glover interview with Tom Auclair of InsidetheRopes.com (2:28)