Money train began in Oklahoma for U.S. Open champ
Lucas Glover just pocketed $1,350,000 for winning the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park (Black Course).
That gives Glover career earnings on the PGA Tour in excess of $10.5 million.
Glover’s very first paycheck after turning pro came Sept. 23, 2001, at the Oak Tree Country Club East Course in Edmond, where he won the Oklahoma Open and pocketed $27,000.
Below is the story that appeared in The Oklahoman:
Glover uncanny, but victorious
BYLINE: John Rohde, Staff Writer
LENGTH: 586 words
Before he teed off Sunday for the final round of the Oklahoma Open, second-round leader Lucas Glover made up his mind even-par would be a good score.
Par is precisely what Glover shot on the Oak Tree Country Club East Course, but it came with a rather unnerving combination of six birdies, six pars and six bogeys.
His 9-under-par 201 tournament total was good for a three-shot victory over former Oklahoma All-American Grant Masson and TCU product Albert Ochoa.
The 21-year-old Glover, a member of the Walker and Palmer Cup teams this summer, earned a first-place check of $ 27,000 in his professional debut.
“I don’t really know what to say, except that I’m really happy,” said the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Clemson product.
Glover will make his debut on the PGA Tour at the Texas Open this week.
The $ 150,000 Open, sponsored by Oklahoma Ford Dealers, was the first stroke-play tournament Glover had played in seven weeks. His two previous outings were in the Walker Cup and U.S. Amateur, both match-play formats.
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