Glover wins Wells Fargo Championship

Former Clemson Tiger teammates Lucas Glover and Jonathan Byrd finished regulation deadlocked at the Wells Fargo Championship at 15-under 273, with Glover parring the first extra hole (par-4 18th) for the victory.

The playoff is the fourth at the Wells Fargo Championship and third straight on the PGA TOUR (The Heritage, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wells Fargo Championship). The last time there were as many consecutive playoffs was in 2009, with four straight (Turning Stone Resort Championship, Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Frys.com Open, Children’s Miracle Network Classic).

With the victory, Lucas Glover collects 500 FedExCup points and moves from No. 147 to No. 27 in the standings, with 622 points.  The win is the third of Lucas Glover’s career (2005 Children’s Miracle Network Classic, 2009 U.S. Open, 2011 Wells Fargo Championship).  Glover (67-68-69-69) becomes the first player in the nine-year history of the Wells Fargo Championship to record all four rounds in the 60s.  All three of Glover’s wins on TOUR have been in come-from-behind fashion. He entered the final round on Sunday three strokes behind Jonathan Byrd, the final round of the U.S. Open one stroke behind Ricky Barnes and the final round of the 2005 Children’s Miracle Network Classic three strokes behind Rich Beem, Tim Clark and Tom Pernice Jr.

Seven of the top 10 in the FedExCup standings following the Zurich Classic of New Orleans competed this week at the Wells Fargo Championship. All seven had the opportunity to hold the No. 1 position entering THE PLAYERS Championship next week, with Bubba Watson managing to hang on to the top spot with a T48 finish.  With 1,359 points, he is 140 points clear of Luke Donald.

Phil Mickelson finished T9 in his eighth start at the Wells Fargo Championship. The lefthander owns the most top-10 finishes at the event with six (2004-T5, 2005-T7, 2007-T3, 2009-T4, 2010-2, 2011-T9).

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