A few more names you should know in regards to yesterday’s post on the tournament.
In fact, Glover is playing a brutal schedule; he’s participating in the Travelers Championship Pro-Am today, will play in that tournament this weekend, then come to Congressional for the AT&T National, then head to the John Deere Classic.
And then? “I think this gets me in the British Open,” he told the AP after winning the U.S. Open.
So that’s five tournaments in a row, starting with the U.S. Open. He’ll probably be ready for a break by then.
Another confirmed name: Hunter Mahan, who’s making an appearance next Tuesday at the Under Armour Specialty Store in Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Mahan actually had a good Open, finishing tied for sixth at even par, four strokes behind Glover. It was his third straight year with a top 20 finish at the Open. He’ll also play at the Travelers this weekend, a tournament he’s done well at; he won it in 2007 (his only career win) and finished second in 2008 and 2006. He’s ranked 41st in the world.
A few more names that appear to be in the AT&T mix:
- Ricky Barnes, who came close to winning the U.S. Open before flaming out (link here)
- Todd Hamilton, ranked 219 in the world (link here)
As for David Duval, we’re upgrading him to a “maybe”; Word is he initially was not invited to the AT&T, but could get an invite after his finish at the U.S. Open — but he still may not accept an invite. So stay tuned.
Remember, the final list of who’s in and out will come out Friday at 5 p.m.