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Lucas Glover breaks silence on Ryder Cup snub, ‘heartbroken’ with pay-to-play drama Specific Instances

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The Europeans trounced the People on the Ryder Cup, however that isn’t why Lucas Glover felt heartbroken.

His Ryder Cup snub didn’t invoke that emotion both.

As a substitute, the reported rift throughout the American workforce—supposedly led by Patrick Cantlay—broke Glover’s coronary heart.

Cantlay’s refusal to put on a hat throughout the competitors allegedly stemmed from his stance on whether or not or not gamers must be compensated on the Ryder Cup. He feels gamers ought to receives a commission, however U.S. captains refuted that report.

Glover heard in any other case.

“It broke my coronary heart the week after to listen to about how splintered the room was and issues about cash and various things,” Glover mentioned on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio this week.

“That’s under no circumstances what the Ryder Cup stands for. And I’m not simply occurring what I’ve learn and been advised; I’ve talked to some individuals who had been there within the battle, and it breaks my coronary heart to listen to that as a result of that’s not what it’s about; that’s not what it stands for, and it’s not why I wish to play on that workforce.”

Again in July, Glover was nowhere to be discovered on U.S. Captain Zach Johnson’s radar. Then, he gained the Wyndham Championship and FedEx St. Jude Championship in August, which vaulted him up the FedEx Cup rankings and into the Ryder Cup captain picks dialogue.

“It’s straightforward to say three weeks after, two weeks after, and sadly, they misplaced, however yeah, I might have appreciated to have been there,” Glover mentioned. “I believe I may have introduced some various things to the desk.”

Lucas Glover throughout the closing spherical of the 2023 TOUR Championship.
Picture by Jason Allen/ISI Images/Getty Pictures

Maybe Glover will proceed to play effectively over the subsequent couple of years and earn a spot on the American workforce in 2025.

That might be fairly particular for the previous Clemson Tiger, as Glover gained the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.

The Lengthy Island course will host the Ryder Cup for the primary time in 2025.

“It’s about the one factor I haven’t carried out, and I nonetheless wish to,” Glover mentioned of enjoying within the Ryder Cup.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.

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