Lucas Glover was the guy you’ve never heard of before that won the US Open earlier today. And he did it the same way most guys do it: by getting into the final pairing and letting the other guy blow up. Glover finished his round at three over par, good enough for golf’s national championship and $1,350,000 in prize money, which will end up to be something like $40,000 after taxes.
Ricky Barnes, the other guy in this scenario, shot a 76, including a string of four straight bogeys heading into the turn. David Duval took a triple bogey on his first hole of the day, but managed to come up with birdies after holes that seemed to finish his chances for the day. Phil Mickelson made a charge at the end, but fell just a couple putts short. All three men finished in a tie for second place.
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