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Davis Love III |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (51) / 4/13/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: North Carolina

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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. Nov 9 - 6:26 PM

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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.
Oct 21 - 3:16 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.
Sep 2 - 7:54 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.
Aug 23 - 5:03 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.
Aug 21 - 12:40 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.)
Aug 20 - 5:57 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.
Jul 27 - 12:03 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.
Jul 7 - 10:12 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.
Jun 9 - 2:07 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.
Mar 18 - 6:44 PM

Davis Love III will be announced on Tuesday as the captain for the United States squad at the 2016 Ryder Cup, according to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte.

Love III garnered our attention this morning as a late entry into the Northern Trust Open, so perhaps that decision was prompted by today's news. His attendance at Riviera Country Club will give him a platform to accept the nomination and answer questions. DL3 was the captain at Medinah in 2012 when Europe stormed back from a 10-6 deficit in Sunday singles. He's extremely well connected and respected, not to mention still an active competitor on the PGA TOUR as a Life Member. The 2016 Ryder Cup will be contested at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota on Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Feb 16 - 6:17 PM

Davis Love III has been added to the published field of this week's Northern Trust Open.

DL3 was a late entry into the tournament. He's coming off a T65/MDF at Pebble Beach and sits 132nd in the FedExCup standings. The 50-year-old has four top 10s in 14 appearances at Riviera Country Club, but the last occurred way back in 2001.
Feb 16 - 11:04 AM

Davis Love III turns his attention to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week.

Love III has twice hoisted the hardware at Pebble Beach, with the most recent coming in 2003. While he missed the cut last year, he managed a T20 in 2012. Following a T8 in the CIMB Classic, he has missed his last three cuts.
Feb 11 - 8:53 PM

Davis Love III returns to one of his favorite venues this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

DL3 is a legitimate course horse at Waialae Country Club with a 10-for-14 record that includes seven top 10s. On the flip side, he has missed the cut in his last two visits, and didn't tee it up here last year. Love III went the entire 2013-14 season without a top 25 but he's already secured a top 10 this season at the CIMB Classic. He may be past his prime but this is one of the few events where he should be on the radar for salary-cap gamers.
Jan 12 - 9:31 PM

Davis Love III carded a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

DL3's recent whirlwind yielded a closing 66 at The McGladrey Classic, which he hosts, and a T8 at the CIMB Classic immediately after he put his tournament to bed. After taking last week off, he got after it again today in México. He traded six birdies with one bogey. Overall Love III split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. He's shaping up to be a nice pickup in any format if he's even still available.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:17:00 PM