'Blessing' of injury helping Glover's putting


SAN DIEGO – For a guy who almost didn’t play the last two PGA Tour events because of an ailing left thumb, Lucas Glover certainly doesn’t look like someone one step removed from the potential disabled list this week at Torrey Pines.

Glover suffered a bone contusion on his left thumb Jan. 19 playing with his daughter Lucille and nearly didn’t make the trip to the Humana Challenge or Waste Management Phoenix Open.

But he did play the Humana, where he posted a season-best tie for 15th place, and at TPC Scottsdale, and it was the injury that forced him to focus on his putting, which has held him back the last few months.

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“Looking back on it now it was one of those blessings type things. That Tuesday at [Humana] was the day I couldn’t play and [caddie Dan Cooper] and I putted for five hours,” said Glover, who opened with rounds of 70-68-70 and is one stroke off the lead at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Glover said Friday’s second round was the first day his thumb didn’t hurt during the swing and that the ailment felt fine on Saturday.

Glover also told GolfChannel.com he will have plenty of more “running” to do at home soon as he and his wife, Krista, are expecting the couple’s second child in early August.