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Monday, July 12, 2021

The Limerick Summary: 2021 John Deere Classic

Winner: Lucas Glover

Around the wider world of golf: Nasa Hataoka was declared the winner of the rain-shortened Marathon LPGA Classic; Min Woo Lee (Minjee Lee's brother) got his second ET win at the abrdn Scottish Open; Jim Furyk got his first Champions Tour major at the US Senior Men's Open; Tag Ridings broke a 19-year winless streak at the TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour; Tomoyasu Sugiyama won the Japan Players Championship Challenge on the Japan Golf Tour; Casey Danielson won the Donald Ross Classic to capture her second Symetra Tour win; Team Cowan won the Aramco Team Series – London (and Marianne Skarpnord won the Individual Title) on the LET; Min Ji Park won the Daebo hausD Open for her sixth KLPGA title this year; Sang Hyun Park won the Woosung Construction Aramir CC Busan Gyeongnam Open on the KPGA; and Kotone Hori won the JLPGA's Nipponham Ladies Classic. [Thanks again for the Asian results, IC!]

Lucas Glover with John Deere trophy

What can I say about my Twofer Tuesday picks? I had Daniel Berger (T34) and Steve Stricker (T41). So much for sure things!

  • Top10s: 15 for 56 (11 Top5s, 4 other Top10)
  • Winners: 2 for 27 events

If you were looking for a long shot rather than a sure thing, I still doubt many of you picked Lucas Glover. His last win was the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, a good ten years ago. And he moved up eleven places with his final round 64.

Lucas was three-under on the front nine but the madness really began on the 12th hole. Five birdies in six holes sent him shooting up the leaderboard and his competitors, Kevin Na and Ryan Moore, just couldn't keep up.

Of course, Lucas summed it up in his usual understated way:

“It's been a long 10 years. There's been some struggles. I knew it was in there. I had to clean up my brain a little bit and just hit some shots, just play golf. I never lost sight of believing I could do this and win again. It's always nice to prove yourself right.”
Well, that was a right nice 'clean up' job there, Lucas, and I hope you think the Limerick Summary you just picked up is right nice as well.

Another drought comes to an end.
No longer must Lucas pretend
That the wait wasn’t tough—
A decade’s too much
When you’re trying to win once again!

The photo came from this page at pgatour.com.

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