Injured Glover still hopeful to play in Hawaii

January 10, 2012

KAHULUI, Hawaii -- Lucas Glover hasn't tried to hit a golf shot since he withdrew from the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions with a knee injury, but he is still in the 50th state and plans to try and play in this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

"I don't know if I can play, but I'm here and we'll see," a clean-shaven Glover said Tuesday morning at Kahului Airport awaiting an inter-island flight to Oahu. The Sony Open, the first full-field event on the PGA Tour in 2012, begins Thursday at Waialae CC in Honolulu.

Glover had to pull out of the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort after spraining a ligament in his right knee while paddle boarding. The former U.S. Open champion became the second straight major champion to pull out of the tournament in as many years. Two-time defending champion Geoff Ogilvy, another former U.S. Open winner, cut his finger on a piece of coral in 2011 and couldn't compete.

Glover did not have the knee wrapped, but he said it is still sore. He gave no indication when he might to try to play again if he can't make it to the first tee in Honolulu.

-- Dave Shedloski