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Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we were glad to see Golf Twitter unite over something for once. All it took was a random fan walking onto a tee box at the Scottish Open and messing with Rory McIlroy’s golf bag. The first reaction was to think it must be the latest European Tour prank. (Surprisingly, not the case!) The second was to make the same joke about the fan being lucky Steve Williams wasn’t Rory’s caddie. (Guilty!) Anyway, good stuff—especially as we enter what’s always a nasty week of “Open Championship vs. British Open” debates. And here’s what else has us talking.

Lucas Glover: The Glove! Back! What an incredible run it’s been for golfers ending droughts, and Glover became the latest by getting his first PGA Tour win in a decade at the John Deere Classic. “It’s been a long 10 years,” Glover said after. “There’s been some…

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