Lucas Glover ends 10-year title drought at John Deere Classic

Lucas Glover ends 10-year title drought at John Deere Classic

Former US Open Champion Lucas Glover ended his decade long winless streak after making birdies on five of his last seven holes to win the US PGA Tour's John Deere Classic by two shots.

Glover closed with a seven-under 64 to finish at 19-under and claimed his fourth career win, the most recent in 2011 at Quail Hollow.

“I felt good golf coming,” Glover said. “I didn’t know how good.”

Glover made eight birdies against a single bogey in the final round to earn much-need confidence and $1,116,000 as prize money for winning the event.

On the other hand, Ryan Moore and Kevin Na shared the second position after both firing six birdies in three-under 68s to land on 17-under 267.

Ryan Moore and Kevin Na

“I’ve always been a big believer in there’s nothing guaranteed in this game,” Glover said. “It can be easy one day and be really, really, really hard the next. Yeah, it’s been a difficult 10 years, but I never lost my faith, never lost my drive, never lost the self-belief.

“It’s a great feeling.”

The table topper after third-round Sebastian Munoz posted an even-par 71 in the final day that left him sharing fourth on 268 with Adam Schenk (67), Luke List (68) and Scott Brown (69).

Glover, ranked-115th in the world, joined Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Brain Gay, and Martin Laird as the seventh player to win an event in the 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s.

Posted on: 2021 Jul 12 Mon
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