Lucas Glover is lone former Tiger in 2013 Masters field

Former Clemson star, U.S. Open champion will tee off at 12:35 with Bernhard Langer and Henrik Stenson

Lucas Glover tees off at the 17th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lucas Glover tees off at the 17th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park's Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Former Clemson All-American Lucas Glover will begin play in his sixth Masters on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. off the first tee at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Glover is the only former Tiger in the field. He is in the fourth year of a five-year exemption based on his 2009 US Open Championship.

Glover is paired with former Masters Champion Bernhard Langer and Henrik Stenson for the first two rounds. The group will begin play at 9:17 a.m. on Friday.

So far this year Glover has won $303,182 and is 94th on the money list, 92nd on the FedX Cup list. He is 15th on tour in total driving and eighth in third-round scoring average at 68.8. He has made the cut in five of his eight events so far, including a season-best fourth place finish at the Honda Classic.

Glover has made the cut twice at the Masters in his career, 2007 when he was 20th and 2010 when he was 36th.

Glover’s appearance will be his sixth at the Masters and that will set a record for a former Clemson player. Jonathan Byrd has also played in five, but did not qualify this year. Like Glover, Byrd also has made the cut twice. Byrd’s eighth-place finish in 2003 is still the best finish at the Masters by a former Clemson golfer.

Last year four players with ties to Clemson played in the Masters, (Glover, Kyle Stanley, Corbin Mills and Byrd) the most in one year in history and second most in the country among schools behind Oklahoma State. This will be the eighth consecutive year that a former or active Clemson golfer has played in the Masters.

Seven times a current or former Tiger has played as an amateur. The first was Parker Moore, who finished runner-up in the U.S. Amateur in 1976. The only Clemson amateur to make the cut was Chris Patton in 1990. He finished 39th that year. He was actually the first golfer with ties to Clemson to make the cut at the Masters.

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

That's a little surprising to see that Lucas is the only former Clemson golfer in The Master's field this year. I remember Lucas saying after he won the U.S Open that, "it gets you in some cool tournaments". I would guess The Master's is considered a cool tournament. Maybe next year there will be 4 or 5 former Tigers in the field at The Master's. For this year, we can all focus on Lucas and wish him the best. Having played golf with Lucas while at Clemson, my advice to him would be: Don't hit the ball like me. I hit it sideways! One more thing on Lucas. I saw him hit a ball from his knees with a driver, rite down the middle of the fairway and probably 270 yards. That's hard to believe, but those touring pros can do things that are hard to believe and you got to see 'em do the stuff to believe it. It's amazing what those guys can do with a ball and a club.

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