By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.
– Sometimes the home game isn’t all its cracked up to
be. Lucas Glover, one of a number of St. Simons Island residents in
the McGladrey Classic field, enters the weekend at 4 under, six
shots behind current leader Michael Thompson. The 2009 U.S. Open
champion has been struggling on the greens in his first 36 holes,
taking 30 putts in each of the first two rounds.
“It kind of bothers me, living here and playing here a
lot, I have a lot of difficulty reading these greens,” Glover
said. “Yesterday and today it felt like I’d read it
left edge and it would break a ball, or I’d read it a ball
and it should have been an edge putt or something. I just
wasn’t quite on it.” Glover opened his week with a
2-under 68 and hit enough quality shots to improve on that number
with his three birdies and an eagle in Friday’s second round.
He gave shots back, however, with a trio of bogeys in the swirling
Friday winds off the Atlantic Ocean. “Hopefully we can sneak
some of those 10- to 20-footers in,” Glover said. “Good
shots in wind like this sometimes are 20 feet. If you're going to
make a bunch of birdies, you've got to make some of those.”