24 Jun 2009

New US Open champion breaks into world's top 20

6:51 am on 24 June 2009

The new US Open golf champion Lucas Glover is now ranked among the world's elite players.

29 year old Glover, who had to pre-qualify for the Open, started the tournament ranked 71st in the world, and he's now number 18.

His name is on a list that includes the likes of Woods, Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus, though it might be some time before he is comfortable in that company having said yesterday he hopes he doesn't downgrade the trophy by having his name on it.