Glover named to Skins Game in Banff

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 PM ET

CALGARY - Fresh off Sunday's victory at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, Lucas Glover has committed to the 2011 Telus World Skins Game at Banff Springs.

Glover, who now has three PGA Tour titles on his resume, will join rising star Jhonattan Vegas plus previously-announced Stephen Ames, Paul Casey and Anthony Kim in the two-day made-for-TV event in Banff National Park. All five PGA Tour regulars are Nike-sponsored athletes.

"We were thrilled on Sunday watching Lucas Glover battle to a playoff victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, and we're just as excited to have him coming to the 2011 Telus World Skins Game in Banff," said Vitalis Gomes, director of marketing for Nike Golf Canada, in a statement.

"Lucas' win on the weekend highlights the global talent on the Nike Golf staff and the Telus World Skins Game is the perfect opportunity to bring five of those talented athletes together for two great days in one of Canada's premier golf destinations."

Glover's most significant victory was a two-stroke triumph at the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.

The 31-year-old has earned about US$14.3 million in eight summers on the PGA Tour, including $1.3 million so far this season.

Vegas is a rookie on the world's top circuit, but the long-bomber for Venezuela didn't waste any time making a name for himself, winning the Bob Hope Classic in his second start of the campaign and finishing third at the Farmers Insurance Open in his next event. He sits 18th on the money list with $1.5 million in earnings so far.

Both Glover and Vegas will be trying to pad their bank accounts July 25-26 at Fairmont Banff Springs.

"The Telus World Skins Game has always featured some of the most prominent players in the game, and our partnership with Nike Golf, with Lucas Glover's big win on the weekend, is a testament to the fact that it is a world-class event," said Danny Fritz, vice president and managing director of IMG Canada.

"The fans in Banff, and those watching on TSN across the country, will be in for a treat in July."


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