Lucas Glover had no trouble remembering how to get to East Lake Golf Club earlier this month for the Tour Championship.
But getting back there – earning one of the 30 precious spots in the finale of the FedEx Cup playoffs and all that comes with it – well, that was a different story.
A decade removed from his rain-soaked victory in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black and eight years since his last PGA Tour victory at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, Glover’s return to East Lake and the Tour Championship was a victory of sorts, even if it didn’t come with a trophy.
It was a triumph of persistence, hard work and a steadfast refusal to accept that the game that had brought him so much had gone permanently missing.
“Ten years, some ups and downs, more downs, unfortunately,” Glover said while at the Tour Championship.
“It’s good to be here. It’s gratifying. The hard work is paying off. I still didn’t win this year but I was closer than I’ve been the last few years. That’s a positive.”
At age 39, Glover is in a far different...
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