Glover couldn't keep up with birdie wildfire in Rd. 4

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AVONDALE, La. – On a day ripe for scoring – preferred lies, receptive greens – third-round leader Lucas Glover was stuck in neutral.

By the time he made his first birdie of the day Sunday, on the par-4 10th, he found himself already four shots behind at the Zurich Classic.

“Those guys got off like wildfire early,” he said. “I wasn’t hitting it close enough to catch up.”


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Glover, who had a 54-hole lead for the first time since 2009, settled for a final-round 71 and tie for fourth, his second top 10 of the season. At 15-under 273, he was five shots behind winner Billy Horschel.

“Only 3 under on the weekend isn’t going to do it when there are birdies flying like they were this week,” Glover said.

Next week, he will return to Quail Hollow, site of his last victory, in 2011.