Name:Lucas Hendley Glover
Born:Nov 12, 1979 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Original/Home Club:Greenville, South Carolina
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 8-11). Second-placed Ryan Moore (USA) and Kevin Na (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lucas Glover (USA), who birdied five of his last seven holes to finish with a 7-under 64, and win his first PGA Tour event for 10 years. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
Played as the Wells Fargo Championship (May 5-8; formerly Quail Hollow Championship). Lucas Glover (USA) beat Jonathan Byrd (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
The US Open (109th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA), David Duval (USA) and Ricky Barnes (USA) finished 2 shots behind Glover (USA). This was Glover's first major championship title and only his second win on the US PGA Tour. [Black course, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, NY].
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Oct 20/21; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Angel Cabrera (The Masters) finished 5 shots behind Glover (US Open). Third on 137 was Stewart Cink (The Open). Fourth on 141 was Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (US PGA). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].
Played as the Funai Classic at Walt Disney World Resort (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Tom Pernice Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind 25-year-old tour rookie Lucas Glover (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. World No.1 Tiger Woods and No.2 Vijay Singh both missed the cut. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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