Lucas Glover wins U.S. Open; Mickelson's dramatic bid falls short
Lucas Glover finished with a 3-over-par 73 today to win the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. He defeated Phil Mickelson, trying to win the title for his wife as she battles breast cancer, by two strokes …
“It was a test of patience, that’s for sure,” Glover, who had never made a cut at the U.S. Open before last week, told the media. “It was just heart today.”
Mickelson made a late charge in the final round, with a birdie on the 12th and an eagle on 13, but two missed par putts on 15 and 17 put the trophy out of reach …
“Certainly I’m disappointed,” Mickelson told reporters, “but now that it’s over, I’ve got more important things going on.”
Meanwhile, David Duval came out of nowhere to finish tied for second with Mickelson and 54-hole leader Ricky Barnes. The former world No. 1 was playing as a qualifier and had seen his ranking plummet to No. 882 in the world. Duval had a share of the lead until missing a par putt on 17 …
“I stand before you certainly happy with how I played, but extremely disappointed in the outcome,” Duval said. “I had no question in my mind I was going to win the golf tournament today.”
In the TravelGolf.com This Week podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Chuck Evans of Medicus Golf about Tiger Woods’ accuracy at the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago.
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