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“I Kept Up With Him”: Tensions Take a Unique Turn as Lucas Glover’s Brotherly Bond With PGA Tour Pro Towers the Competitive Atmosphere

Published 08/12/2023, 3:30 AM EDT

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With the FedEx Cup playoffs getting underway, the hype in the golf world is on a new high. Who would not want to dominate the golf course and take a cut out of the whopping $20 million prize purse? Tensions are soaring since only the top 50 in the rankings qualify to play at the next event, and at the center of it all is none other than Lucas Glover.

Leading the scoreboard after the second round, Glover will look to keep up his momentum and cement his position. However, despite the intense competition, the 43-year-old did not hesitate to extend his helping hand to a fellow PGA Tour Pro, leaving many in the golfing community touched and in awe.

Lucas Glover and his affectionate gesture toward 32-year-old pro

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Coming in strong into the tournament after his victory at the Wyndham Championship, Glover has been the favorite to win the event. But even as the pressure builds up for the golfer and the surrounding players, he made certain that his colleague, Tommy Fleetwood, was in top condition on the course.

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The duo was seen battling the intense heat as they duked it out on the field. When asked whether he worried about his colleague, Glover responded by saying that he made sure Fleetwood remained hydrated as they were on the 12th tee. “I said, I know you don’t like to, but I need you to drink some water today for me,” continued the 43-year-old as he mentioned the conversation that he had with the Englishman.

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He further explained how Fleetwood was sweating while they were well into the second day. When inquired about the same, the English pro golfer, although grateful, let him know that Glover did not have to worry about him. Continuing with his answer, the golfer said, “I said, well, I kind of do, and I’m going to,” while expressing his concern for the 32-year-old.

Describing how he helped Fleetwood during the game, the American golfer said, “Yeah, I kept up with him, but I had some amino acids on the turn and gave him a pack”. The heat affected him so much that he had to finish a bottle of “something” during each hole. Even so, he will be looking to stay on top of the leaderboard despite the daunting heat.

The 43-year-old shakes the golf world with his incredible start

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Lucas Glover began the tournament with a great start scoring 4-under 66 in the first round with five eagles till the 18th hole. He capitalized on his performance on the first day to come out with a remarkable finish on the second day. The 43-year-old professional scored a 6-under-par 64 which consisted of 4 birdies and an eagle on the 16th hole to come out on top. The current No.49 on the FedEx rankings will be looking to outperform everyone on the final two days and increase his place on the standings.

The no-cut tournament will see the top 50 golfers move on to the next leg of the Cup, which is The BMW Championship taking place at the Olympia Fields Country Club. After which, the final 30 standing in the FedEx Cup rankings will play at the Finale, The TOUR Championship where the winner would get to take home a cut of $18 million.

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Allan Abe

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Allan Abe is a fresh golf writer at EssentiallySports. Tiger Woods was the golfer who inspired him into the sport, and he lives by what the legend once said, "No matter how good your get, you can always get better." Allan extends his love for golf by indulging in a little gaming in his free time, with PGA Tour 2K21 being his go to.
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