Lucas Glover did not mess about when asked if he should make US Ryder Cup team

After back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour, Lucas Glover believes he deserves serious consideration for a debut in the US Ryder Cup team. 

Lucas Glover did not mess about when asked if he should make US Ryder Cup team
Lucas Glover did not mess about when asked if he should make US Ryder Cup…

Lucas Glover admits he is already dreaming of a Ryder Cup debut after entering the record books by winning back-to-back events on the PGA Tour.

Glover, 43, becomes the first player in their 40s since Vijay Singh in 2008 to win consecutive tournaments on the PGA Tour.

The six-time PGA Tour winner tied Patrick Cantlay after carding a 69 in the final round of the FedEx St Jude Championship, before going on to defeat his American compatriot with a par at the first extra hole.

Glover, who earned $3.6m for his latest win, has now vaulted up to fourth in the FedEx Cup standings. Two weeks ago, he found himself outside the top 100. 

But after five top-six finishes in his last six starts on the PGA Tour, a red-hot Glover is now firmly in the mix for not only the FedEx Cup but also a debut appearance in the US Ryder Cup team. 

Glover, who also won the Wyndham Championship to even qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, now heads into the second leg of the Playoffs knowing a third win in a row would punch his ticket to Rome next month. 

But even if he doesn't land what would be an incredible threepeat in the 50-man BMW Championship this week, Glover already thinks he deserves serious consideration in Zach Johnson's side. 

As it stands, Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka and Max Homa are the automatic qualifiers in the 2023 US Ryder Cup team. 

Homa moved in to the automatics on Sunday night after edging out Xander Schauffele into seventh place. 

After his latest victory at TPC Southwind, Glover was asked by one reporter in the media centre whether he had the 2023 Ryder Cup on his mind. 

"About 15 minutes ago," replied Glover.

He added: "I've never made it and I want to."

With two previous winning US Presidents Cup appearances (2007, 2009) to fall back on too, Glover thinks he would not only make a great partner but would also be great in the team room. 

"Playing pretty good golf, and I think I'd be pretty good in the team room and be a good partner, so yeah, absolutely I would."

Johnson will name his six captain's picks after the Tour Championship at East Lake at the end of the month.

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