AUGUSTA, Ga. – Lucas Glover closed his second round with back-to-back birdies on Friday and did what he hadn’t done at Augusta National in seven trips down Magnolia Lane, post a round in the 60s.
The accomplishment, which resulted in a second-round 69 and vaulted him into the top 20 at the Masters at even par, wasn’t lost on Glover.
“I'm not much of a Friday fist bumper, but I don't think I ever shot in the 60s around here, so that just meant a lot to me,” he said.
For Glover, as well as for Y.E. Yang and Stewart Cink, this Masters marks an interesting turning point. Glover won the 2009 U.S. Open, Cink that year’s Open Championship and Yang the PGA Championship a few months later. They are all in the last year of a five-year exemption to play the Masters.
None of the three have played their best golf in recent years and likely want to make the most of this final guaranteed trip to Augusta National.
“I think if I do what I'm supposed to do and work like I'm supposed to work and play like I'm supposed to play, I'll be here,” Glover said. “If not, that's my motivation.”