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Lucas Glover wins John Deere for first title in 10 years

Jul 11, 2021; Silvis, Illinois, USA; Lucas Glover tees off on the second hole during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2021; Silvis, Illinois, USA; Lucas Glover tees off on the second hole during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

With a 7-under 64 in Sunday’s final round, Lucas Glover climbed the leaderboard and earned a two-stroke victory at the John Deere Classic, his fourth career PGA Tour title and his first in 10 years.

Glover posted eight birdies with just one bogey, including five birdies over his final seven holes, to finish at 19-under 265 on the TPC Deere Run course at Silvis, Ill. His 64 was tied with Kevin Tway for low round of the day.

Glover, 41, completed his final round ahead of six other pairings, but nobody was able to catch up and match his four-round total.

Kevin Na and Ryan Moore tied for second at 17 under, while Adam Schenk, Luke List, Scott Brown and Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz tied for fourth place at 16 under.

Glover’s claim to fame was his lone major title at the 2009 U.S. Open. He had not won on tour since the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship and entered the week ranked No. 115 in the world.

Munoz, who held a share of the lead after 18 holes, and the solo lead after 54, only was abe to manage an even-par 71 on Sunday as Glover and several other players passed him on the leaderboard. His playing partner in the final group, Brandon Hagy, struggled to a final-round, 2-over 73.

Glover zoomed into contention Friday with an 8-under 63 in the second round. After a bogey five at No. 11 on Sunday, Glover ripped off birdies on his next four holes. He dialed in tight approache shots on three consecutive par 4s, leaving simple birdie putts of 4 feet, 7 feet and 4 feet on Nos. 13-15.

Glover is the seventh player to win a PGA Tour event in the 2000s, the 2010s and the 2020s, joining Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Brian Gay and Martin Laird.

–Field Level Media