Glover Takes US Open Title

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2009 12:48 PM CDT
Lucas Glover chips out of a bunker on the third green during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship at Bethpage.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Lucas Glover hung on today as golf's elite struggled to catch him, winning this year’s US Open at Bethpage Black, NBC Sports reports. A birdie on the 16th hole put Glover two shots ahead of a pack that included David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Barnes. Glover did not give up that lead until the round was over, finishing 4 under the 276-stroke par. Tiger Woods, last year's winner, finished tied for sixth with par.