Glover slams field in Bermuda|
Southampton Parish, Bermuda (Sports Network) - Lucas Glover carded a five-
under 66 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 131, to capture the 27th annual
PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Club.
Glover, the reigning U.S. Open champion, finished five shots ahead of Masters
winner Angel Cabrera and six clear of British Open champ Stewart Cink. Y.E.
Yang, the PGA Champion, came in last, 10 shots back.
This two-day event is reserved for golf's four major winners of 2009.
Glover, who opened with a course-record six-under 65 on Tuesday, fell into
second place early in round two with a bogey on the fourth, as Cink made an
Cink, who defeated Tom Watson in a playoff at the British Open back in July,
began his final round with back-to-back birdies to take the lead. With
additional birdies on five and seven, Cink reached eight-under to lead Glover
by one, who also made birdies on those two holes.
With a birdie on the par four ninth however, Glover tied Cink at the top.
Meanwhile, Cabrera caught fire with two birdies and an eagle on the front nine
to reach five-under, while Yang catapulted to four-under with two birdies and
an eagle of his own.
"Everybody else was off to a pretty quick start, and Stewart got off like
wildfire, and Y.E. and Angel the same, and I was just kind of there," said
Glover. "I got it turned around there towards the end of the front nine and
played pretty good golf from there."
Just as he did at Bethpage Black in June, Glover made his move on the back
nine. With birdies on 10 and 11, and coupled with Cink's bogeys on 12 and 13,
his lead swelled to four. A double-bogey by Cink on 15 ended his chances. "I
had it going really well, and then I just, I don't know, the wheels kind of
fell off out there, said Cink."
Cabrera, who captured this event in 2007, added a birdie on the 10th to reach
six-under and then played the remaining eight holes in even par to match
Glover at 66. "It was a great round for me today," added Cabrera. He finished
alone in second, while Cink, who rebounded with an eagle on 17, bogeyed the
last for a round of 70.
Yang's early run was derailed by four bogeys on the back nine, as he shot a
closing 70. "It was a tough round again, very tired, just can't get over jet-
lag right now."
Glover, who's five-shot win was the largest margin of victory since Tiger
Woods defeated Phil Mickelson in 2005 by seven, earned $600,000.
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