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Lucas Glover

After enough rain to warrant ark-building, hectic crowds, crowd-favorite Phil Mickelson, and the reemergence of David Duval — it’s been awhile — relatively unknown Lucas Glover wound up holding off the field and finished at four-under to win the US Open. Glover had to hold off a crowd-driven rush of Duval and Mickelson to win his first major championship. While he shot a three-over for the final round, his birdie on 16 and his par, par finish was just enough to have his name immortalized. As for Tiger, in spite of the less-than-stellar play, Woods still managed to finish in the top-10 with an even score for the tournament.

While it’s not the defense of the title Tiger envisioned, the fact he was able to finish in the same sentence as the leaders speaks to his ability to grind, especially when he’s not shooting with his best stuff.