Former Clemson Tiger Lucas Glover is off to a great start at the PGA season opening SBS Championship in Hawaii. The reigning U.S. Open Champion fired a –7 under par 66 to take a one stroke lead heading into today’s second round. Former Dutch Fork and Coastal Carolina standout Dustin Johnson is one stroke back at -6 under.
Glover started his round with a double-bogey but then he heated up his putter to put together a solid round that put in the clubhouse with the lead.
Lucas Glover talks about his opening round at the SBS Championship
The second round tees off later this afternoon in Maui. You can keep up with all the action right here.
This tournament has a small field that is made of some of the top players in the world. Well, with the exception of one. Some guy named Tiger Woods couldn’t make it for personal reasons. Glover is disappointed Tiger isn’t playing this weekend and he can’t wait for him to return to the tour.
Glover’s take on Tiger Woods return to golf
Lucas is such a classy guy. He is completely honest and genuine and when it comes to Tiger he is absolutely correct. He knows that the tour needs Tiger because Tiger brings in the big television audience and the bigger bucks for the other players. Some of the guys on tour that are using Tigers transgressions to take shots at him and claim that the tour is fine without him are crazy. No one, other than a select group of older white men, cared about golf before Tiger Woods burst onto the scene. The sooner he comes back the better. Will he be viewed the same? Probably not, but once he starts winning all this TMZ, US Weekly fodder will become an afterthought. America loves a comeback and the sooner Tiger makes his, the better. Kudos to Lucas Glover for not only recognizing this but having the gumption to say it.
I’ve noticed most of the guys chatting down Tiger’s absence are guys that can’t or haven’t beat him. They fear Tiger and perhaps see this as their chance to take him down. They can’t do it on the course so maybe they can attack his off the course behavior. Glover has what it takes to beat Tiger. He’s proven that. And I respect the fact he can’t wait for another chance to compete with and against the best player in the world.