FedEx St. Jude Championship

Friday, August 11, 2023

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

TPC Southwind

Lucas Glover

Quick Quotes

Q. Everyone wants to talk about your putting, but your ball-striking was great today, 14 of 18 greens. You lead the tournament in strokes gained, almost six shots on the field with your ball-striking. Anything clicking in particular?

LUCAS GLOVER: Nothing in particular. It's just kind of a carryover from the last few weeks. Just trying not to overcomplicate things and just make good, positive swings and stay aggressive.

Q. With the long putter, 100 feet in putts today. I think the ball is starting on line really well.

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, I'm hitting good putts. I read the greens better today, just had trouble getting to the hole. They were just a little slower than the practice green, and it took me a little while to get adjusted. But I did, I started it on line a lot and made all my short ones and had a couple opportunities late that I didn't capitalize on, but there's time.

Q. Have you had a chance to process what you've done over the last few weeks.

LUCAS GLOVER: Not really. It's one of those where you just want to keep playing. You're playing well, keep going.

Q. How hot was it out there today?

LUCAS GLOVER: Pretty warm. I didn't get this wet in the shower this morning. There's a pretty good breeze picking up, and that's what we were missing today, but weekend will be more of the same.

Q. Another solid round for you today. What was working well?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, I hit it nice. I hit it in the fairway a bunch and hit a lot of greens, and the ones I missed were a couple on the fringe and then a couple easy up-and-downs.

The golf course is drying out a little bit, and yeah, played nicely, and would have liked to have made that last one, but I didn't, so here we are.

Q. Do you remember the last time you feel like you've been consistent ly playing this well?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, I don't.

I'm old enough to know it can change the over way in a hurry, too, so kind of ride the wave and just don't over think it, keep going, and play until it runs out and then figure it out after that.

Q. It's been an emotional couple weeks. Is it one of those where you want to keep playing, or do you wish you had some time to process it all?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, I think you just keep going. Like I said, playing well, and executing pretty much what I'm seeing. Don't over think it and no need to change anything, just keep riding it.

Q. Do you feel like you have a weakness in your game right now?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah. Everything. It's always -- no, not right now. Like I said, Nick already asked me coming off the 9th green there, what's the key to being out here so long. I said, it's never as good as it seems and it's never as bad as it seems.

I'd like to -- I'd have to think about it, but I've been pretty sharp. I didn't read the greens well yesterday and my speed was off today, so that's a weakness, I guess.

Q. What about the heat?

LUCAS GLOVER: Hotter the better. I'm old. I get loose easier.

Q. Is it ever a struggle out there to focus? Do you worry about Tommy at all?

LUCAS GLOVER: I told him on the 12th tee, I said, I know you don't like to, but I need you to drink some water today for me. Then walking off the 2nd tee, I go, you still sweating? He goes, yeah, why? I said, just making sure. He goes, you don't have to worry about me. I said, well, I kind of do, and I'm going to.

Yeah, I kept up with him, but I had some amino acids on the turn and gave him a pack, and I drank at least a bottle a hole of something, and going to be a lot more of that this evening.

Q. Any change on the greens compared to the last few days?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, I just think the putting green is a tick faster, and it took a little while to get used to it, and I think a lot of guys that have played here a lot got a little residual effect.

You see these downhill, downgrainers that in the past you feel like you could putt off the green, and you've got to hit them now, and it's hard to just mentally get over that hump of I can be firm with this one even though it's downgrain, downhill. I had a few of those today. I just read them perfect and left them right in the mouth short, but that's just from experience here from the past.

But they're drying up. They'll be fast come the weekend.

Q. Did you happen to catch Michael's post on what used to be Twitter yesterday?


Q. Michael Kim, about the Ryder Cup --

LUCAS GLOVER: No, uh-uh.

Q. He just mentioned you in reference to potential Ryder Cup spot --

LUCAS GLOVER: Oh, cool. That's nice of him.

No, I have an account, but I can't tell you the last time I was on there.

That's very nice of him to say.

Q. Are you a big barbecue guy?

LUCAS GLOVER: Absolutely.

Q. What do you think of this Memphis style barbecue? Kind of sweet. I know you're from the Carolinas. What's your take on the real stuff here?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, I like it. I enjoy it. I never turn down a meal or a rib or some pulled pork. Yeah, I like it. It's good.

Q. You mentioned that momentum can go away in a hurry. Is there a key to making sure that it doesn't? Is there anything you can do to make sure that it doesn't, any superstitions, anything like that?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, this game is cruel, man. You can play nice and just get cruddy results, and then you can kind of hit it bad and get a couple good breaks and get some good results.

It's hard. Still a round ball, hitting it with a flat object. It's difficult.

I think for me, it's just don't overthink it, keep doing what we've been doing, and for me it's putt nice and work on my wedges. It helps my rhythm.

Yeah, so just same formula the last few months.

Q. Do you look forward to your next round, and do you guys ever have moments where you don't look forward to your next round?

LUCAS GLOVER: I look forward to it, yeah, especially currently. But I feel like every round is an opportunity to -- for instance, play bad on a Thursday at a cut event, and you show up Friday and you're missing the cut. Well, it's an opportunity to get some momentum for the next week. Or if you're working on something, you might find it.

Yeah, I think anytime you can compete out here, an opportunity to turn something around or keep something going.

Q. (Indiscernible).

LUCAS GLOVER: They are. I'm trying to be positive now.

No, I mean, I've had times where I didn't want to play for sure. But I've also had times where I was playing terrible and something clicked on the last three or four holes and I went out and played well the next week, and that taught me a lesson pretty quick. Every shot, every opportunity, if it's going wrong, you can turn it around pretty quick.

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