Lamm at Large

The greatest individual comeback in all sports is…

todayAugust 17, 2023


You have to be careful when you start talking about the greatest this or the worse that. So here I go tiptoeing across eggshells about the greatest individual comeback in all sports. I offer golfer Lucas Glover as No. 1 on my list — and he might not be through.


Lucas won the last PGA Tour event of the year — when few of the world’s top 50 players were entered — just to qualify for the playoffs.


Then he won the first playoff round. Now he has to be considered among the favorites for the second round which starts today in Chicago.


Only the world’s top 50 qualified.


If you’ve heard of Glover, it’s because he won the 2009 U.S. Open in his 4th year on Tour. Then the now 43-year-old won again in 2011 and established himself as a solid pro.


Then poof, he hit a wall, losing his Tour card twice. He fought a nasty hook off the tee, Worse, he developed the yips on the greens. Couldn’t make a 3-footer. He did win a weak-field tournament in ’21 but quickly fell back into a dark hole.


This year for another horrible year until . . . well, until it wasn’t.

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