FedEx St. Jude Championship

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

TPC Southwind

Lucas Glover

Quick Quotes

Q. Can you sum up the day and maybe review the high points?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah. It was scrappy would be how I would describe that day. Parts of it you could remove the "S".

I got a lot out of what I had. Short game bailed me out a lot early, and missed a couple putts I thought I should have made coming in.

But three months ago if I'd have been mad at 66 or if you told me I'd be mad at 66, I'd say you were crazy. Splitting hairs, but it was a little bit of smoke and mirrors today, just to be honest.

But I'm still in a good spot, and I can work on many in a minute and wake up tomorrow in a better frame of mind.

Q. What do you have to work on?

LUCAS GLOVER: I didn't wedge it very good today. I've been wedging it great for two months. I hit some pretty average to below-average wedge shots and then made a couple bad strokes coming in. They weren't nervy strokes, they were just bad strokes, something I can work on pretty easy. Spend a half an hour, 45 minutes afterwards and then just regroup, get ready for the morning.

Q. Bad stroke or bad read on 16?

LUCAS GLOVER: That was a stroke. That was definitely the stroke. I started out with it straight, moved it to left center and fell in love with the line and forgot to actually stroke the putt.

But yeah, that was me. We had the read right, and the read on 18 I had a little -- I think was a little low, in retrospect.

You know, like I said, I'm not going to be too angry at 66 very long.

Q. Do you feel like that might have been the worst round you've played this week, and does that say something about where your game is right now, that you're still in the lead?

LUCAS GLOVER: Well, after I get over myself, which shouldn't take long, it'll actually be a positive because I didn't have my A stuff today full swing-wise, and I still managed to stay in there, and that was because of my putting early on and just around the greens, which is something I've been working on a lot.

Once I finish sweating and take a shower, I'll probably think about the good stuff about it, and I was able to stay in the game, not having my best stuff full swing-wise.

Q. Do you feel like you're coming into this playing with house money a little bit, and how has that changed over the last three days?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, a little bit, I think so. On paper probably. In my mind, it's a nice way to think about it, but won't be thinking about that tomorrow, obviously.

I'm in a good spot, and just iron a few things out and wake up tomorrow a little more confident than I am right now and see where we are.

Q. When you take it all the way back to the first hole and you chip in for birdie but the ball all the way around, hit the stick, a little surprise, and how did that get you going?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, that was a brutal shot I had, 98 yards in the fairway downwind with a front pin with a backstop. That was brutal. In you guys' world, I misspelled "the," I think.

Tommy said walking up, he goes, well, we know we're going to have a good lie; let's chip it in. And we did, and that's why I looked at him and pointed.

Again, that was just -- I hit a bad shot. I chunked a wedge, but I made up for it, and in pretty flashy fashion, I guess.

It was a nice shot. It would have spun -- it would have been close regardless, it just happened to go in.

Q. How are you approaching tomorrow in terms of are you going to be watching what others in your group, what others near the top of the leaderboard? Are you going to pay attention to that? How do you approach everything around you?

LUCAS GLOVER: Yeah, I think the first nine holes is just pedal to the metal because they're coming. Best players in the world are right behind me.

Then see where we stand on the turn maybe. I don't know. I won't have too much interest until late, but I never saw Belichick coach the fourth quarter without knowing the score, so I'll probably have to look a little bit.

Like I said earlier in the week, if I take care of myself and do what I think I can and know I can, then I think I'll have a good chance come tomorrow afternoon. But I've got to do a little better than today with my swing.

Q. Coming off a win last weekend, does that give you confidence closing the deal tomorrow?

LUCAS GLOVER: A hundred percent. I felt great today. I've been knocking on the door before last week a few times, been in the last group a few times and all that. Kind of led up to the good feeling today.

In Detroit I think that first week when I was kind of in the hunt a little bit, I was a little nervy early on, but I felt really good today, and that's good leading up to tomorrow because I've been there a bunch the last five, six weeks. Any experience, situation like this is good to lean on.

Q. Do you think you could have won Wyndham if you didn't have those opportunities in Detroit and other places?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, I don't. If that would have been the first time in a while, I think that would have been a tall task, considering where I was earlier.

Q. Does it feel like a major championship final round tomorrow considering the stakes? I know Bethpage was long ago.

LUCAS GLOVER: No. Majors are a different animal. Everybody says they're just another tournament. They're full of it.

Q. Birdieing three out of your first four holes, that really set you up to keep your lead. How are you mentally preparing for tomorrow?

LUCAS GLOVER: Similarly. Just hydrate, rest and come out guns ablazing because there's going to be some birdies tomorrow, and everybody is coming after the same thing. So I've got to be ready.

Q. Any more laundry tonight?

LUCAS GLOVER: I don't know. Y'all want to see these again tomorrow? Maybe. These kind of bring out my good side.

No, no laundry tonight. I'm thinking some white joggers maybe for tomorrow.

Q. How did you pack for this week?

LUCAS GLOVER: I packed what I had in Greensboro.

Q. Did you pack for two weeks, for three weeks?

LUCAS GLOVER: I pack for one week and then wash.

Q. Do you have someone do that for you?

LUCAS GLOVER: No, I do it. I'm very bored in my hotel room. It gives me something to do. Finished my book, so I needed something to do.

Q. What are you on right now?

LUCAS GLOVER: I don't have anything. I've got to stop on the way back. I just finished Daniel Silva's newest one. Good airport book, good fiction. Good stuff.

Q. Did you have enough quarters?

LUCAS GLOVER: I had to get change from the front. Dug through the backpack and then change from the front.

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