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Lucas Glover: U.S. Open champion and bookworm

At the U.S. Open golf tournament, book lovers could be forgiven if they were rooting against crowd favorites Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and for the relatively unknown Lucas Glover. Why? Because Glover is one of us.

After winning the Open, which was extended until Monday because of rain delays, Glover noted that he had read four books while in New York for the tournament. The best of them, he said, was The Lost City of Z, about explorer Percy Fawcett.

Earlier, he had told golf.com: "I read about a book every three or four days. ... Murder mysteries, thrillers — it might be more of an addiction. I sit down and two hours later I'm going, Oh, man, I've got to go to sleep."

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Luckily, Glover plays a sport that has produced lots of excellent books -- among my favorites are the golf stories of P.G. Wodehouse. As they say: "the smaller the ball, the better the writing."

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