Lucas Glover is an American professional golfer, who was introduced to playing golf by his grandfather – who gave him a custom made golf club when he was just 3. He won several collegiate tournaments and was named first-team All-American in 2000 and 2001.
The highlight of his professional career, which began in 2001, was when he won the U.S. Open in 2009. He has featured in several PGA Tours and several other tournaments till date and has had both good and bad moments throughout his career.
Lucas Hendley Glover was born on November 12, 1979, in Greenville, South Carolina in the United States of America. He was born into a household that has sports running in their veins; his biological father, Ron Musselman, was a major league baseball player, and although his mother, Hershey Hendley, is not a sportsperson, she was the daughter of a former professional football player, Dick Hendley.
The union between Lucas’s parents did not last very long as their marriage became strained when he was still very young and they finally divorced. His father had challenges meeting up with child support payments for a few months, and he was prevented by his ex-wife from seeing his son again for many years. Lucas’ mother then got married to Jim Glover – and since he didn’t see much of his biological father growing up, Lucas recognizes his step-father as the only father that he has and therefore, took his name.
Lucas attended Wade Hampton High School, South Carolina in the United States where he played sports such as football and basketball, however, golf was always his primary love. He thereafter went on to study at Clemson University, also in South Carolina, and graduated in 2001.
He began his professional golf playing career after college, and he has won a few tournaments that has made him a household name in the golfing world.
Lucas Glover’s Wife And Children
Lucas is one of few celebrities who like to keep their personal life private, but even that cannot be achieved totally. All through his high school and college days, Lucas was known to have only one significant other – Jennifer Smith. Jennifer was just sixteen when she met Lucas, who was about seventeen at the time, and they both shared a great love for their hometown – Greenville, South Carolina. The pair was inseparable from their high school days, so it was no surprise when they decided to get married in 2005. The couple had a blissful married life for about 5 years, till cracks began to develop in their home and they got divorced sometime in 2011.
In 2011, Lucas Glover was introduced to Krista Wakefield and the two became friends and a relationship soon blossomed between them. By the middle of 2012, Lucas and Krista became engaged and things moved fast enough between them and they got married in November 2012. The couple had their first child – a daughter in 2013, and a son followed in 2015.
After Lucas Glover and Krista got married, a lot of changes were seen in Lucas that could only be attributed to the effect his relationship was having on him. Firstly, it is no secret that Lucas loves reading a lot of mysteries and murder themed novels, but he had to give that up and began reading more of childcare books in preparation for the arrival of his first child. Secondly, he lost weight and was looking fit and trim. Thirdly, he cut his trademark beard and began donning a clean-shaven face.
However, things have not been all rosy in the Glover household; sometime in May 2018, Police had to be called in to curtail a domestic situation between Krista and Lucas and her mother-in-law, Hershey. It was reported that Lucas had played poorly at The Players Championship held in Florida, and when he got home, Krista – who had been drinking all day – began calling her husband all sorts of derogatory names for playing poorly in the tournament, then she progressively went on to attack him causing a laceration on his arm. When Lucas’ mother tried to intervene in the altercation between the couple, Krista reportedly attacked her too, causing her bodily injuries. The police were called in and upon getting statements from members of the family, they decided to take Krista into custody slapping her with domestic assault and battery charges. She was, however, released the next day, and not too long after, the family seemed to have reconciled their differences as Krista had moved back into their home and Lucas stating to the press that they were working things out as a family.
Lucas Glover’s Net Worth
Lucas Glover has been an athlete right from childhood, and playing golf has always been his passion and dream. Since his grandfather gave him his own custom made golf club when he turned three, he has not looked back since then. He has won a few tournaments both as an amateur and as a professional. Winning professional tournaments certainly has its financial rewards and fame that goes along with it.
Lucas currently has a net worth of $12 million, and most of it came from his beloved sports – Golf. He still has a lot of golf playing years ahead of him, and his net worth could still increase in the coming years.