Lucas Glover forced to withdraw from Phoenix Open after misreading text

Lucas Glover hits from the 10th tee at Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A misread text cost Lucas Glover a shot at playing in the Phoenix Open.

Glover was forced to withdraw from Thursday's first round after missing his tee time.

Glover told the Golf Channel he misread a text with his tee time, which was scheduled for 8:26 a.m. local time. Glover said he was in his hotel room when a Phoenix Open official called to say he had one minute before his tee time.

“I’m kicking myself but laughing at myself at the same time,” he told the network.

First alternate Ryo Hisatsune replaced Glover in the field.

Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, finished 29th at The Sentry to open the season and was 58th at Pebble Beach last week after winning twice in 2023.


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