New claw putting grip serving Glover well


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Lucas Glover advanced to last season's FedEx Cup playoffs despite a streaky putter that ranked 132nd on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: putting.

Glover decided it was time for a change and experimented with a claw grip between The Barclays, his last start of the 2016 season, and the Safeway Open, but he didn’t finally settle on the new grip until Monday in Napa, Calif.

“I was just trying to get something that was way different," Glover said. "Played a couple times with it and a couple times without it, went back and forth. It’s almost like a different motor skill and tricking my brain.”

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Glover said he talked to Adam Scott about the claw grip in March but didn’t make the move until his season ended at the first FedEx Cup playoff event.

The results have been encouraging, with top-5 finishes in his last two events and rounds of 66-67 to start his week at the RSM Classic.

“I shot 4 under yesterday and got lapped and was mad about it," said Glover, who was tied for 15th at Sea Island Resort when he completed his round on Friday. "I said to [caddie Don Cooper], ‘I guess we’re getting better because we’re mad about 66.'"