Lucas Glover won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda following an inspired back nine that saw him eclipse his three rivals. The US Open Champion finished five under on 66 finishing five shots ahead of second placed Masters Champion Angel Cabrera.
Glover had started the second day two shots clear of Stewart Cink, but it was Cink who had the best of the first nine holes sinking four birdies while Glover appeared to struggle.
The back nine was a different story and the luck was reversed as Cink suddenly hit trouble dropping shots on the 12th and 13th and double bogeying the 15th. Conversely Glover hit four birdies on the back nine propelling him toward the win.
Cink finished the tournament in third place six shots behind the winner, while Y E Yang continued to struggle to keep up and finished ten shots behind Glover. None the less the South Korean still walks away with the losers prize of $200,000.
Twenty nine year old Glover who had registered the Port Royal Golf Club course record on Tuesday with a magnificent 65 was rewarded for his win with a cheque for $600,000. Following his victory the American said;
“I got it turned around towards the end of the front nine and played pretty good golf from there. This is such a hard tournament to get into and I would be crazy if I said on 1 January that my goal is to win the grand slam because you only have four chances to get here.All four of us came here wanting to win the grand slam. I’m very honoured and very happy that it was me.”
Stewart Cink who finished in third place said;
“I had some momentum going and in a tournament like this where it’s two rounds, you really need to stay on the gas the whole day, the whole two rounds. I made a couple of bogeys in a row out there and I felt like my momentum was gone. Lucas played really well during that stretch.”