Lucas Glover is a renowned American pro golfer who is competing on the PGA tour since 2004. He rose to fame after winning the prestigious U.S. Open in 2009, one of golf’s four major championships. In the 2023 season, he made waves at the Wyndham Championship by winning the title and prize money of $20 million to his name.
This season seems to be his best so far because he is looking rock solid and is inching closer to bag yet another major to his name at FedEx St. Jude Championship. He is already leading the scoreboard but Taylor Moore is also hungry to win the second major of his career. If Lucas wins this, then he will add yet another $20 million to his career earnings.
Lucas was born on 12th November 1979 in Greenville, South Carolina. His father is Ron Musselman and his mother is Hershey Hendley. Glover started playing golf early on, displaying remarkable skill and success throughout his career. He became an All-American in high school and famously won multiple championships.
His prowess was no less celebrated in college, as he triumphed at multiple tournaments and earned much recognition. In 2001, Glover leaped to the professional level and joined the Nationwide Tour, clinching his first championship right off the bat.
Lucas Glover Career
Glover’s rookie year on the PGA Tour was quite solid – he made 21 of the 30 cuts he participated in and earned over one and a half million dollars. His first victory came in 2005 at the FUNAI Classic, where he leveraged a playoff against Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott Verplank. In 2006 and 2007 he lost some ground due to a period of subpar performances.
However, he quickly recovered in 2008, amassing two runner-up finishes, qualifying for his first Ryder Cup team, and helping to secure victory for the U.S. at Valhalla Golf Club. Glover made history in 2009, becoming the first Clemson alumnus to win a major at the U.S. Open. He achieved a career-high ranking of 15th in the world. After being temporarily sidelined due to his injuries and struggling with consistency for some time, he bounced back in 2011 with two extraordinary finishes – first at the Wells Fargo Championship, and then fifth at the PGA Championship.
Lucas suffered an injury in 2012 while paddle boarding and missed most of the season as a result. The following year, he returned, yet failed to secure a PGA Tour card due to his ranking being outside the top 125. On the bright side, he did win his second title in 2014 at the United Leasing Championship, competing on the PGA Tour as well as the Web.com Tour.
Since 2015, Glover has managed to retain his PGA Tour membership and achieved several top-10 finishes. At the Barbasol Championship in July 2023, he landed the day’s best score of 63 and took a two-shot lead after the second round. Additionally, he extended his streak of rounds in the 60s to 10, beginning with the Rocket Mortgage Classic in June, at which he ended in fourth place.
Lucas Glover Biography
|Real Name||Lucas Hendley Glover|
|Birth Date||12 November 1979|
|Age (as of 2023)||43 Years|
|Birth Place||Greenville, South Carolina, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 88 kg – in Pounds – 195 lbs|
|Who is his wife?||Krista Glover|
Lucas Glover married his wife Krista Wakefield, a former Furman University collegiate golfer. They both raising two children, a daughter, and a son. In 2018, media attention focused on the couple after Krista was apprehended for purportedly assaulting him and his mom once Glover failed to cut at The Players Championship. She faced domestic battery and resisting arrest charges, but the prosecution ended after she accomplished 25 hours of community service coupled with a mental health assessment.
Lucas Glover is exceptionally prevalent on social platforms, often giving reports about his golf career and private existence. He has gathered a loyal following of more than 36,000 on Twitter (@Lucas_Glover_), 17,000 on Instagram (@lucasglover_), and 13,000 likes on his Facebook page.
Lucas Glover Net worth
Lucas garnered an estimated net worth of around $12 million as of 2023. He won over $23 million in prize money from his golf career so far. His biggest payday was the $1.35 million he received for winning the 2009 U.S. Open. He also has endorsement deals with companies such as Titleist, FootJoy, TaylorMade, and Polo Ralph Lauren.