CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At Clemson they were a regular pairing. Since they’ve moved to the same coastal Georgia enclave they’ve become a familiar sight blazing around Frederica Golf Club in what has become a permanent game.
“It would be hundreds,” Byrd said when asked how many times he figured he and Glover had played together. “Since I’ve moved to St. Simons Island (Ga.) it’s all the time.”
On Saturday they were 6 feet and some help away from the anchor pairing on a PGA Tour Sunday. Glover’s 6 footer for birdie at Quail Hollow’s last slipped past the hole and Pat Perez clung to second place with a clutch two-putt to deny the Tiger two-ball.
“Lucas walked by me this morning on the range and said, ‘Let’s get a tee time around 2 o’clock tomorrow,’” said Byrd, who shot a third-round 67 for a one-stroke lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. “There would have been a sea of orange if that would have happened.”