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Davis Love III

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (52) / 4/13/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175

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Davis Love III tacked on a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in round two of The Honda Classic for a 36-hole total of even-par 140, up 18 places on the live leaderboard to T22.
The U.S. Ryder Cup Team captain -- who hosted a dinner of U.S. hopefuls on Thursday night -- got a first-hand look at two more-than-probable competitors paired the first two days with Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia. While Fowler and Garcia were the higher-profile players of the marquee threesome and are currently at (or near) the top of the leaderboard, DL3 is holding his own. The 51-year-old, who carved out a first-round 1-over 71, hung up a four-birdie three-bogey effort on day two. He improved to six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation and secured his 19th made cut in the tourney in 20 appearances. Feb 26 - 12:37 PM

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Davis Love III preps for his 20th appearance at this week's Honda Classic.

DL3 is no stranger to this event and this course. He's missed the cut just once in 19 tries, finishing top 25 in nine of those starts. Since the move to PGA National in 2007, he's submitted five top 30s in seven starts. Add in his recent play, earning a paycheck in all five starts this season, and Love III starts to look like a very interesting sleeper in fantasy games this week.
Feb 23 - 12:58 PM

All three players over 50 years of age at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii made the 36-hole cut, but Davis Love III is the only one of the three to not have a Sunday tee time, exiting his 16th appearance with a 1-over-par 34-37=71 in the third round and a 54-hole aggregate of 3-under 207.

The 51-year-old was one of 19 players at T47 after 36 holes, one inside the cut line, but 22 players were at T66, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. Joining DL3 on the bench for Sunday: 207--Colt Knost; David Hearn; Bronson Burgoon ... 208--Derek Fathauer; Peter Malnati ... 209--Satoshi Kodaira; Cameron Smith; Pat Perez ... 210--Whee Kim; Ryo Ishikawa; Jim Herman ... 213--Steven Bowditch.
Jan 16 - 11:35 PM

Davis Love III is back at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and checks into the Kapalua Resort via his improbable come-from-behind win at the regular-season ending Wyndham Championship in August.

DL3's win at the Wyndham was his first since 2008 at Disney. He's played in four events post-Sedgefield, cashing three times, but nothing better than T33 at The RSM Classic where he also served as host. The 21-time PGA TOUR winner is a past champion of this event taking the 1993 version at La Costa CC in Carlsbad, California. In total, this week marks his 14th playing of the winners-only tournament, sixth at the current venue, and first since a T2 in 2009. The 51-year-old is the elder statesman on Maui this week, six-plus years senior to 45-year-old Alex Cejka.
Jan 5 - 9:01 AM

Davis Love III continues his victory lap around the PGA TOUR as we head into the new year.

DL3 was just treading above water before his out-of-the-blue victory at the Wyndham Championship. The 21-time PGA TOUR champ has just four top 25s since the start of the 2013 season. During that stretch he's posted a 32-for-57 record which paints a great picture of his consistent mediocrity these days. Gamers can give him a look on weeks that feature a favorable course, but he's no longer the fantasy workhorse he once was.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Davis Love III has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba. UPDATE: According to Rex Hoggard at, DL3 withdrew from the tournament to be with his mom, who had a mild stroke on Monday.

In his only payday of 2015-16, he finished T73/MDF at the Shriners. While he's fully and a recent winner on TOUR (Wyndham), it's reasonable to expect the 51-year-old to curtail his schedule a bit given his responsibilities as Ryder Cup captain for the United States. Until then, he'll host next week's RSM Classic at home in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Davis Love III begins his 31st season on the PGA TOUR at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Love III fired a first-round 64 at the regular-season ending Wyndham Championship back in August and book-ended another 64 on Sunday to win his 21st TOUR title at the age of 51 years, 4 months and 10 days. The unexpected win came in his 716th career start and came seven years after his last victory at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic. DL3 is not the oldest player in the field this week, that would be Vijay Singh, but at 51 years of age, he still ranks inside the top 140 in the Official World Golf Ranking. After bowing out of the FedExCup Playoffs following a T44 at the Deutsche Bank, the 2016 Ryder Cup boss posted another T44, this one in a rare start on the Champions Tour at the Nature Valley First Tee Open in late September.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Davis Love III missed the cut at last week's Barclays but looks to rebound at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.

DL3 fell flat last week, just days after his victory at the Wyndham Championship. A winning hangover was to be expected as it was his first trip to the winner's circle since the 2008 season. The PGA TOUR veteran was just 186th in the FedExCup prior to the big win. He's enters TPC Boston ranked 90th in FEC points and should not be relied upon in most fantasy formats.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Two-time Wyndham Championship winner Davis Love III turned back the clock with a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in today's finale of the tournament to snare his first title at Sedgefield Country Club with a winning score of 17-under 263, one shot clear of runner-up Jason Gore.

Both of DL3's previous titles occurred at Forest Oaks Country Club (1992, 2006). He began the day in his native North Carolina at 11-under and four back of Gore. Playing seven groups ahead of the lead pairing, Love III rode eagles on both of the par 5s to catapult up the leaderboard. His 3 at No. 5 came during a 6-under stretch in five holes and was augmented with birdies on Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 6. Before and after the run, he book-ended bogeys at the first and the seventh. Love III's eagle at 15 was his only par breaker on his inward half, but it was huge. It all but clinched his 21st PGA TOUR title and first since the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. He also becomes the third-oldest winner in TOUR history and first grandfather to win since Ángel Cabrera (2014 Greenbrier). Additionally, DL3 earns his first trip to the Masters since 2011 and returns to to the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Davis Love III chased his opening 64 at the Wyndham Championship with a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in today's second round and owns outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 130.

DL3 landed 14 greens in regulation and dropped one shot again today, but he rallied for five birdies, all on his first eight holes. Respective conversions from 17'9", 22'11" and 27'1" at Nos. 11, 13 and 17 sparked the performance. He also knocked in a par save from 13'4" at the par-4 18th. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the round measured a glowing 4.083. Despite his success in the tournament (at Forest Oaks Country Club), Love III obviously isn't done populating leaderboards. It was just last fall that he tied for eighth at the CIMB Classic, so when the conditions are right, he's a youthful 51 years old. He's also notorious for being a staunch competitor, which never hurts at any age.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Davis Love III turned in a 6-under-par 31-33=64 for his opening round of the Wyndham Championship, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He may be 51 years of age, but DL3 can still stick at times. He converted birdies on half of his 14 opportunities to break par, four times from outside 12 feet. His longest connection measured 24'5" at the par-4 11th hole. He also went 4-for-4 in scrambling, but squared a three-putt bogey from outside 80 feet at the par-4 sixth. This is his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since he opened the 2012 Honda Classic with the same. Love III is 186th in the FedExCup standings and will seemingly miss the Playoffs for the third consecutive year, but at least he was able to enjoy a round like this before the 2014-15 season concluded. And hey, he matched Tiger Woods today, too. (For the record, both of DL3's victories in this tournament occurred at Forest Oaks Country Club, in 1992 and 2006. After four decades since its last spin as host, Sedgefield returned as the site in 2008.)
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Davis Love III has opted out of this week's Quicken Loans National.

DL3 was one of eight in the originally published field who competed in the 2005 Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which debuts as host of the QLN. The Life Member is 6-for-14 this season and ranks 184th in the FedExCup standings.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Davis Love III has decided not to tee it up at this week's John Deere Classic.

It's too bad as he may have been a source of cheap points this week. DL3 has cashed in six consecutive starts at TPC Deere Run dating back to 2003. He's currently 179th in the FedExCup standings. As a Life Member, he doesn't have to worry about retaining status, but the 51-year-old could feel the tug of a busier schedule on the Champions Tour at some point.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Davis Love III contests his 13th FedEx St. Jude Classic and arrives ranked 170th in the FedExCup standings.

Love III was T5 (4-under-par) after 36 holes in 2013 and T8 (5-under) after 36 in 2014. On each occasion however, he posted 1-over 71s in the third round and faded to finishes of T18 and T43 respectively. Overall, he's 9-for-12 at TPC Southwind with three top 10s, including T3 in 2012 and T4 in 2005. The 51-year-old is still mainly playing the PGA TOUR, last teeing it up with the flat bellies at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open for T44. In total, he's registered one top 10 (T8, CIMB Classic) in 10 starts on the younger circuit. DL3 has made two starts on the Champions Tour in 2015, including a T5-finish at last week's Principal Charity Classic. His last win on the PGA TOUR (his 20th) came in 2008 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Davis Love III makes his way back to Bay Hill Club and Lodge for his 25th start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Love III has favorable course history at Bay Hill but it's hard to find a location where he doesn't. More important in this case is his current form as he's collected just one top 10 in his last 35 starts. Gamers may want to take a chance base on his course history and 19th ranked GIR percentage, but the most likely scenario is a finish near the middle of the leaderboard.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:44:00 PM