AVONDALE, La. – Lucas Glover’s wife, more than 37 weeks into her pregnancy, is due “any day now.”
So if that cellphone rings during the final round of the Zurich Classic, where Glover holds a two-shot lead after 54 holes, so be it. He’s gone.
“I made her promise she’ll call whenever and I’ll leave whenever,” he said Saturday.
Their official due date is May 16, and Lucas and his wife, Krista, already have a name picked out: Lucille. That was his grandmother’s name. They’ll call the baby girl “Cille.”
Glover hadn’t planned on entering this event, and only committed last Thursday, a day before the deadline.
“My wife said you’re playing well, and I know you’re not going to want to leave when the baby comes, so why don’t you go play,” he said.
Turns out it was a good idea.
Though he wasn’t quite as sharp Saturday – he took 31 putts, his highest total of the week – Glover is still in line for his first victory since the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship. At 14-under 202, he is two shots clear of four players: Kyle Stanley, Jimmy Walker, Billy Horschel and D.A. Points.
“I’ve got a big bull’s-eye on my back,” Glover said. “So they’re going to be guns-a-blazin’, and I’m going to have to do the same.”