Glover plays through pie
Sunday, January 30, 2011
CROMWELL, Conn. – Hey, the man just won a U.S. Open in ankle-high mud. What’s the big deal about hitting a 3-wood with a bunch of shaving cream on your face?
“It was the funniest thing, watching him scoop two holes out of the shaving cream so he could see,” said the perpetrator, Johnson Wagner.
Wagner’s caddie and co-conspirator, Steve Hale, laughed, but then shook his head and added: “The best thing is, he had shaving cream on his face, but still piped a 3-wood down the middle.”
“He,” of course, is your national champion, the widely popular Lucas Glover. He has been on a whirlwind of sorts, paraded into New York for a series of TV appearances, radio shows, and photo ops, so when he walked onto TPC River Highlands property Wednesday morning, Glover was back in the PGA Tour brotherhood.
Wagner figured what better way to greet his friend and major champion than a whipped-cream pie. “But we couldn’t find whipped cream,” Wagner said. “Shaving cream was the closest thing.”
So, as Glover stepped to the first tee for his afternoon pro-am, the annoucer barely got to “U.S. Open champion Lucas . . . “ when Wagner popped out from behind the tee and landed the shaving-cream pie dead center.
And just how did Glover handle it? With the great composure of a major champion.
“I loved it. It was hilarious,” Glover said, walking up the 18th hole, some five hours later. “How good was that? I’m still inhaling it.”