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Ryder Cup is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious golf tournaments that golfers look forward to for the entire year. The race to make it to the Ryder Cup is even more fierce towards the end. The players give it their all to reach in the top 6 on the Ryder Cup standings, or to impress the team captain so much, that they qualify for the team as his pick. Usually, at the Wyndham Championship, and FedEx Cup Playoffs, golfers pretty openly discuss their admiration for the Ryder Cup. 

This time it was Lucas Grover, the golfer who stunned everyone with his stellar consecutive wins on the PGA Tour. Just recently, he shared about his ultimate “goal” that he set himself when he turned pro, and it had something to do with the prestigious Ryder Cup. 

Lucas Glover talks about his biggest goal after turning professional 

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After winning at the Wyndham Championship, and making his way to the top of the leaderboard at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, Lucas Glover is without a doubt, a top contender for the FedEx Cup. After experiencing the scorching Memphis heat, Glover is in Chicago now to give it his all at the BMW Championship, an event worth $20 million. 

Before he competes in the FedEx Cup’s penultimate event, he sat down with the media, answered a few questions, and talked about the ultimate perk. When questioned about what he thinks is an ideal opportunity for him: winning the FedExCup or being on the Ryder Cup, he answered the question very honestly. 

He said that the potential perk in this situation is definitely the Ryder Cup. Talking about how being in the team has been his goal for the last 22 years, he said, “That was a goal from the day I turned pro back in 2001.” Glover also talked about why he chose to be in the Ryder Cup rather than winning the FedEx Cup. He clarified that when he became a pro, “We didn’t have the FedExCup then.” 

Golf veterans, such as Brad Faxon have also come forward to support the 43-year-old. He said that keeping Glover off the American team would not be ideal as he has displayed exceptional golfing skills in the last month. The only way for the 2009 US Open winner to make it to the team is if he is handpicked by the captain, as he still has a long bridge to cross on the points list, which seems impossible to secure his position. 

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The 43-year-old golfer is not the only one who has expressed his admiration for the Ryder Cup, and his wish to make it to the team. His colleague, and fellow PGA Tour pro, who hasn’t had that of a good season as expected, also expressed his regard for the tournament. 

2X Major champion wishes to make it to the Ryder Cup after a subpar season 

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Justin Thomas, at the Wyndham Championship, spoke about how being a part of the American team and competing at the Ryder Cup is very important to him. In what he referred to as a “messed up” confession, he said that making it to the Ryder Cup is more important to him than making it to the FedEx Cup playoffs. 

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JT shared his messed up truth honestly with the world. In his interview, he also said that it has been really hard for him to stop thinking about the Ryder Cup, as the event is very important to him. 

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