Monday, June 22, 2009


Just not the Tiger you may have thought was going to lift the trophy…

Luke Glover (Clemson) from Greenville, SC survived the weather and Bethpage Black to win the U.S. Open. Glover joined the PGA Tour in 2001 and earned his degree in communications from Clemson in 2005.

Getting only the second victory of his PGA Tour career, Glover finished a final round of 3-over 73 Monday afternoon to win by two strokes over Phil Mickelson (Arizona State), David Duval (Georgia Tech) and Ricky Barnes (Arizona).

Glover took the outright lead with his lone birdie of the day at the par-4 16th and held on, taking home $1.35 million for the victory. He was 4 under for the championship.

Defending champion Tiger Woods (Stanford) finished even par and in a tie for sixth, four shots behind Glover.

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