Lucas Glover hugs his wife Krista after back-to-back PGA Tour wins

Mmostly from the sweltering heat, maybe the pressure, Lucas Glover had to keep his hands from sweating and he learned a trick a long time ago not to wear gloves. On Sunday’s 17th, tied for the lead with Patrick Cantlay, he dunked his hands in the ice-cold water of a cooler for as long as he could, then quickly dried them.

“It literally stops them from sweating for a while,” Glover said.

And she did nothing to cool him down. Glover won the FedEx St. what ended up being the most important shot.

His tee shot on the 18th hole in the playoff found land. Cantlay did not. Glover won at par to extend an amazing run. Just 10 days ago, he began the PGA Tour postseason at No. 112 in the FedEx Cup — No. 119 in the world rankings — and was staring at an early end to the season.

Won the Wyndham Championship to enter the FedEx Cup playoffs. He won at TPC Southwind and has now already locked up a spot on the Tour Championship. He is No. 30 in the world. He has earned just $5 million in two weeks. Glover celebrated with his wife, who hugged him immediately after his second straight PGA Tour win.

Lucas Glover wants to make it three in a row

Is the Ryder Cup on the horizon? Glover would have to win the BMW Championship next week to make the team. If not, he felt worthy of a choice.

“I play pretty good golf and I think I’d be pretty good in the team room and I’d be a good partner,” he said. “Well yes, I certainly would.”

Not even Glover could have imagined this less than three months ago, when he thought the yips would stick with him forever, prompting a change in a long-stroke that must feel like a magic wand these days.

“If you’d told me that three months ago, I’d have said you’re crazy,” he said “But at the same time, if you’d legitimately asked me if I thought I was capable, I’d have said yes. even then. It’s just one of those sad ways associated with athletes. We always believe in ourselves, no matter how bad it is.”

Lucas Glover sinks 20 feet wide

Faith was at its peak on the back nine. Glover made a 20-foot bogey at the 13th, a 30-foot bogey at the par-3 14th after a tee shot in the water, and a 12-footer at the 17th to stay tied with Cantlay, who had finished with a superb round of 64. and was watching on TV.

The playoffs essentially ended with a shot. Cantlay hit a 3-wood that was about a foot away from perfect. Instead, he jumped down the bank and into the water. Glover found the way with his 3-wood and two blocks.

Cantlay took a penalty and the 20-footer just skidded off the right edge.

“I just stuck the ball pretty much off the tee,” Cantlay said. “Bad shot, obviously, and he paid the price.”

Lucas Glover is making history

Glover becomes just the third player in his 40s to win back-to-back weeks on the PGA Tour in the last 25 years, joining Kenny Perry (2003) and Vijay Singh, who did it three times, most recently in the FedEx Cup playoffs. in 2008.

“Whether you’re fighting for something or playing great, you just work hard. You never know when it might turn around,” Glover said. “And it happened very quickly for me.”

The biggest battle was on the back nine when some of the game’s best lined up trying to catch him – Cantlay and Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and Max Homa.

Cantlay played admirably on the back nine, starting with a chip-in on the 10th hole and birdieing himself on nearly every hole after that. Glover seemed to be on the ropes and briefly dropped a shot back. But it could have been a lot worse if not for these fakes.

“I got to a point there in the middle of the back nine where it was just kind of survival and I tried to give myself as many opportunities as I could to get in,” Glover said. “That kept us in the game.”

Rory McIlroy is tied for third

McIlroy birdied the final hole for a 65 and tied for third with Fleetwood (68), who had a chance to enter the playoff at 18.

Spieth was close most of the way until he twice hit the water in the final four holes. He shot 70 and joined a large group in a tie for sixth. Spieth only moved to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup with the late mistakes, and will now have to earn his way to the Tour Championship next week.

Cameron Davis and Hideki Matsuyama break into the top 50 of the FedEx Cup. That gets them into the BMW Championship next week and secures them a spot in next year’s $20 million signings.

Davis closed with a bogey-free 67. Matsuyama, who has reached the Tour Championship in each of his nine years on the PGA Tour, surprisingly has a chance to extend the streak.

Matsuyama knew what he had to do

He was at No. 57 in the FedEx Cup and tied for 38th going into the final round at TPC Southwind, still just 2 under for his round after a birdie at the 15th. And then came a 90 minute storm delay.

“I looked and saw what I had to do on the last three holes. I knew I had to sell them all,” Matsuyama said.

He hit a 6-iron to 10 feet for eagle on the par-5 16th. He holed a 12-foot birdie at the 17th. And then he made a great up-and-down behind the 18th green for even par and 65.

That was enough to crack the top 50 and send him to Chicago.

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