Monday, June 22, 2009

Journeyman Lucas Glover Wins Rain Delayed US Open

(CNN) -- American journeyman Lucas Glover denied Phil Mickelson a fairytale victory at the U.S. Open as he kept his nerve to close out a two-shot victory at Bethpage Black on Monday.

Glover celebrates claiming his first major title by two shots from a trio of chasers.

Glover celebrates claiming his first major title by two shots from a trio of chasers.

Mickelson, who was playing while his wife Amy battles breast cancer, had to settle for a share of second place with fellow Americans David Duval and Ricky Barnes.

It was a record fifth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open for Mickelson as Glover, who had not won since 2005, fired a final round three-over-par 73 in tough and windy conditions to finish on four-under 284.

Mickelson, with the majority of the final day crowd rooting for an emotional victory, eagled the par-five 13th to move into a share of the lead at four-under with Glover, but crucially dropped shots at 15th and short 17th.

"I put myself in a great position to close it out but I didn't finish it off," Mickelson said.

"Certainly I'm disappointed but now that it's over I have more important things going on."


Bibliography:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/06/22/golf.us.open.glover.mickelson.woods.duval/
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