Days After Bursting Into the Ryder Cup Debate, Lucas Glover Firmly Admits His Lifelong Dream: ‘The Highest Honor’

Published 08/17/2023, 9:48 AM EDT

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As the highly anticipated 44th edition of the Ryder Cup draws nearer, the golfing world finds itself immersed in the heated battle to determine the players who will make it onto the competing teams. The Ryder Cup is a match play event, and players from both teams—USA and Europe—are in a tensed spot.

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Lucas Glover has been making the rounds as an essential pick for the Ryder Cup. His earnings this past week have been way more than his entire career’s earnings. His earnings and rise this past month have sparked discussions about whether he will secure a coveted spot on the Ryder Cup team or not!

Lucas Glover opens up about his Ryder Cup aspirations

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Glover is currently in form like never before. Not only did he manage to grab a win at the Wyndham Championship at the beginning of the month, but he also grabbed a win the very next week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, joining the rare cohort of golfers with back-to-back Tour wins.

With such a stunning recent performance, many are of the opinion that Glover deserves a shot to prove himself in the prestigious, fast-approaching Ryder Cup. However, how does the recent victor feel about this? Well, in the past, the PGA Tour star has opened up about how being on the Ryder Cup team has been his goal for decades.

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Ahead of the BMW Championship, he again spoke about his Ryder Cup chances. “I just feel like representing your country as an athlete is the highest honor,” he said. He also finds the team side of the individualist sport of golf to be very fascinating!

Many other golfers have also backed Glover, including Brad Faxon, who has come forward to support the 43-year-old! The PGA Tour veteran had lots to say about why he believed the golf pro should be a shoo-in for the Ryder Cup.

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In a recent video on Instagram, golf pro and eight-time major winner Brad Faxon shared his thoughts about the Ryder Cup and potential player picks. He said that now only a year’s performance is considered compared to the earlier three years, and six players will be chosen by the Captain as his pick.

Faxon talked about Lucas Glover, who won two tournaments in a row. He thinks Glover should be in the Ryder Cup team because he’s been playing amazingly. Faxon said it would be a mistake not to pick him, especially after winning. He believes in Glover and thinks he deserves a chance. He said, “If he gets left off the team even after winning two tournaments… the system’s flawed.”

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Lucas Glover has been putting very well in the last two events, with an average of 1.7 putts and over 90% of greens hit in regulation. Keeping his recent rise in performance at the back of our minds, arguably it only seems fair that Lucas Glover makes the team and gives his skill to the USA Team at the upcoming Ryder Cup.

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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