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Lucas Glover Wins The U.S. Open

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It's all over, folks. Glover holds on to win a messy five-day U.S. Open. More below:

Phil eagles the 13th hole to move into a tie for first-place. Grab your hankies, folks. It could get very dusty in here.


To just sum up the current situation. Ricky Barnes, who nearly set a 54-hole record at the Open, is +6 for the day, and has fallen two shots behind the leaders. Lucas Glover is +3 and that has opened the door for sentimental favorite Phil Mickelson, who is putting the ball pretty much wherever he wants right now. Two-under for the day, -4 for the tourney, and currently tied with Glover for the lead. (Tiger? Screw that guy.) We'll keep you posted with updates for the rest of the afternoon.

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12:15: And the Deadspin jinx works quickly. Phil just bonked a five-footer for par on 15. Back to -3, one stroke behind the leader.


12:25: David Duval, who must be a rookie or something because I can't recall a time when he was ever playing golf on television, birdies 15 to move to -2, tied for third with three others. Glover and Barnes (the final group) are working their way up 15 now.

12:40: Glover bogeys 15, to drop back into a tie with Mickelson at -3. Meanwhile, Hunter Mahan (at -2) hit the pin from 170 yards on 16, the ball ricocheted 50 feet to the other side of the green and he ended up with a bogey. Tough break.

12:43: Duval birdies three in a row! There's now a three-way tie for first and a two-way tie for sappiest story.

12:49: So the leader comes back to Mickelson again, and what does he do? Immediately misses the green on the par-3 17th, misses a ten-footer for par, and drops back to second. No one wants to win this.


12:51: Glover birdies 16. He's back in the lead, alone, with two holes to play.

12:56: Duval's par putt on 17 hits the lip of the cup ... and out! Oh, what a dagger. Two-shot lead for Glover as he tees off on 17.


12:59: Mickelson's birdie try on 18 misses by an inch. He finishes at -2. Quite a charge, but two bogeys in the final four holes won't get it done.

1:09: Glover lays up on 18. Announcer: "This is just the opposite of Jean Van De Velde. This has got some intelligence in it." It's been ten years and the guy is still getting burned.


1:20: Well, it's over. And I was so looking forward to watching another 18 holes of this afternoon instead of doing my job. All the drama ends with a whimper. Phil Mickelson has his fifth second-place finish at the U.S. Open, David Duval has his best finish at any tournament since 2001, and Lucas Glover of all people shoots +3 in the final found and wins the U.S. Open by two shots. And to all a good night....

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