Reigning Open champ slams Lucas Glover headline: "A ridiculous thing to say!"

Reigning Open champion Brian Harman believes in-form PGA Tour pro Lucas Glover is a 'world beater' that deserves far more respect.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2023
Reigning Open champ slams Lucas Glover headline: "A ridiculous thing to say!"

Reigning Open champion Brian Harman has revealed Lucas Glover's back-to-back wins reduced him to tears. 

The American, 36, claimed after the opening round of the BMW Championship on the PGA Tour that watching his pal rack up two sensational victories reminded him of Andy Dufresne's character in The Drawshank Redemption. 

"Crawling through the river and coming out clean the other side," Harman joked after acknowledging the problems Glover has had - particularly fighting the putting yips - over the years. 

That being said, he still wants Glover to have a bit more respect. Harman told a pool of reporters that seeing his pal being described as a journeyman in a recent article was a 'ridiculous thing to say'. 


Harman said:

"It's hard for me to put into words how proud and impressed I am with Lucas Glover just because of what he's been through.
"Lucas -- I read an article the other day that made me very angry. It called Lucas Glover a journeyman. It said journeyman Lucas Glover, and I thought, what a ridiculous thing to say.
"This guy has made I don't know how many Tour Championships, won the U.S. Open. He's won six or seven times now. Lucas Glover is a world beater.
"To go through what he went through with his putter and to come out the other side, I think about like Andy Dufresne, calling through the river and coming out clean the other side.
"I'm so proud of him, I'm so happy for him. Gosh, my wife and I were watching him win Wyndham and both of us are in tears watching it, and to follow it back up the next week, it's awesome."

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So what brought Harman to tears?

"Just I know what it means to Lucas. I know what it means to his kids. You saw his daughter is there and she's just crying her eyes out. It was just a beautiful scene.
"I think all of us -- we all struggle from time to time, and Lucas with the putter, he struggled. It's like -- he was talking about putting left-handed.
"I remember when I first moved down to St. Simons, we'd go out and we'd play golf, and it was long before I had a TOUR card and I was like, I don't know how I'm ever going to beat this guy. He was so good. He's got such good hands. He was putting it so great. So he goes through that, and like I said, to come out the other side is just unreal." 

It's not just Glover's pals who have been singing his praises. 

Before teeing it up at Olympia Fields, Glover said he was particularly grateful for a chat he had during the 2022 3M Open with England's Matt Wallace

The two aren't particularly close, yet Wallace gave credit where credit was due over his new and improved putting technique. 

Harman tied for the early lead with Rory McIlroy at the BMW Championship. 

Glover was five strokes behind his pal. 

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