Golf: U.S. Open champ stays busy
The most hectic time for any major champion ó except for Tiger Woods, who has done this 14 times ó are the two days after winning, and Lucas Glover is no exception.
He was atop the Empire State Building (104th floor, not the antenna) on Tuesday, and had an appearance planned with David Letterman. There were a number of TV appearances during his whirlwind stop through the Big Apple.
Glover, however, will stay even busier inside the ropes.
He had planned to play this week at the Travelers Championship, and winning the U.S. Open over five days was not going to change that. Tournament officials asked if he would play in the pro-am Wednesday, and Glover wouldn’t even back out of that.
“That would give me a break on Tuesday, and they’re doing everything they can to bring me there,” he said. “I like the tournament, I like the course and I’m playing well. Why not play there?”
He also will stick with the AT&T National at Congressional next week, mainly because “that’s one of our biggest sponsors.”
A week off after that? Nope.
“I’ve been playing the John Deere Classic since my rookie season, and Clair has been very good to me,” he said, referring to tournament director Clair Peterson.
As for the following week? Glover grinned.
“I think this gets me in the British Open,” he said, which follows the John Deere Classic.
That would be five straight weeks, starting with his U.S. Open victory. Maybe by then, he’ll have come down from the clouds.
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