Wow, how lucky were Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes to be pretty much leading the tournament for most of the weekend!
I had the pleasure of watching these 2 young pros play golf the last couple days, I have to say I am very impressed regardless of who won.
For one, I have personally played with Ricky Barnes as a junior golfer, I am proud of him that he did so good.
As for Lucas Glover, he did outright win the tournament by playing better than the world’s best players.
Because of many rain delays and unfortunate luck of the draw, top players like Tiger Woods may have gotten a bad break at the U.S. Open.
Neverthless, golf is not a game that players can control, players can only hope to control their own game to their best, no matter what the circumstance are.
That said, Lucas Glover is the 2009 U.S. Open champion!
As for my old friend Ricky Barnes, he did very well too by finishing tied for 2nd with Phil Mickelson and David Duval. Ricky Barnes has never won a PGA tournament, let alone finish top 10, he’s going to be securing his PGA Tour card by finishing 2nd at U.S. Open for sure. I am sure Ricky will win a regular PGA Tour real soon.
For Phil Mickelson, I won’t feel bad for him, he’s been making so much money winning tournaments, it’s just another U.S. Open, I am sure he will win many before he retires.
I also do feel happy for David Duval, the former #1 player in the world who has been struggling for the last 10 years or so. I am glad he finished tied for 2nd, I see a strong possibility that David Duval might start winning tournaments again.
Overall, this year’s U.S. Open featured some of the “unknown” great players or even players who were good before.
I am sure a lot of you don’t even know who Lucas Glover was before this week or even Ricky Barnes.
I don’t think it’s a random chance they played well at this year’s U.S. Open. But yes, time will tell if they were fluke or for real.
Anyways, congrats to everyone who finished the tournament today. At the very least, everyone will be taking a large of chunk of change and history back home. I would kill myself just to finish 60th at a U.S. Open, you probably would too.