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Zach Johnson would have one less spot to worry about for the Ryder Cup if Lucas Glover oversaw team selection.

That is because the 43-year-old, who won a second consecutive PGA Tour title last week, would pick himself.

Glover, who won the US Open in 2009, claimed the Wyndham Championship the week before and has hit form at the perfect time to rise as an unlikely candidate.

The American has never played in the biennial battle, but after notching his sixth PGA Tour title, claimed he should be on the plane to Rome.

When asked if he would pick himself, Glover replied: “Right now, yes.

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“[I’m] playing pretty good golf, and I think I’d be pretty good in the team room and be a good partner, so yeah, absolutely I would.”

Before winning the John Deere Classic in 2021, it had been ten years since Glover last tasted success, winning the Wells Fargo Championship in 2011.

But a remarkable resurgence in recent weeks has led Glover to two wins and finishes of T4, T6 and fifth since the beginning of July.

He added: “You know, ten years up until this run, I’ve underachieved and knew it. It was all because of putting.

“I mean, if you told me this three months ago, I’d tell you you’re crazy. But at the same time, if you asked me legitimately, did I think I was capable, I’d say yes, even then.

“It’s just one of those sad ways athletes are wired. We always believe in ourselves no matter how bad it is.”

Glover had to battle to win the St Jude Championship, the first leg of the FedEx Cup play-offs, as he fended off Patrick Cantlay in a shootout.

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He gave Johnson a new selection conundrum for the highly anticipated bout in September by striking in the first extra hole at TPC Southwind.

The win shot Glover up to 16th in the Ryder Cup points list, with the top six following the BMW Championship given automatic qualification.

Johnson will then name his six captain’s picks after the Tour Championship in two weeks.

Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, and Patrick Cantlay have already qualified via the points list, while last week’s event had other implications for the top six.

Xander Schauffele slipped outside the top six and was replaced by Max Homa, who sat a place below.

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John Turnbull A graduate of the University of Stirling, John joined the bunkered team in 2023 as a Content Producer, with a responsibility for covering all breaking news, tour news, grassroots content and much more besides. A keen golfer, he plays the majority of his golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Top of his 'bucket list' is a round of Pebble Beach... ideally in the company of Gareth Bale.

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