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Davis Love III |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (50) / 4/13/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175
College: North Carolina

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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

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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

Davis Love III put a bow on the CIMB Classic in the form of a bogey-free, 4-under-par 32-36=68.

Love III sunk all four of today's birdies by the eighth hole. He played his last 29 holes in bogey-free 6-under. He shares the 72-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 278, good for a share of eighth place on the leaderboard. It'll be his first top 25 in 30 PGA TOUR starts. His last was a T9 at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:00:00 AM

Davis Love III answered his opening 68 at the CIMB Classic with a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the second round to post 5-under 139 at the break, five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

DL3 started on the par-5 10th hole today and opened par-bogey-par-bogey to chop half of Thursday's work away. However, he regrouped to play out the string in bogey-free 3-under that included a birdie-2 on his penultimate hole to sneak under par. Anything he gives us is a bonus, but his rhetoric seems to suggest that he feels that he's more than just a token Life Member out there. So far in Malaysia, his execution is supporting that belief.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:01:00 AM

Davis Love III submitted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 for his opening round of the CIMB Classic to position himself three strokes off the overnight lead.

Oh, to be this spry at 50. He hosted last week's McGladrey Classic where he tied for 41st place with a closing 66. Sea Island is literally on the opposite side of the planet give its 12-hour time difference, but DL3 answered the bell. He converted an eagle-3 at the 10th hole and complemented it with four birdies. A pair of bogeys on his inward nine won't spoil the week.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Davis Love III concluded his third payday in five starts at The McGladrey Classic with a 4-under-par 32-34=66 to post 5-under 275.

Love III hosts this tournament. That would be enough of a distraction for anyone, much less a guy competing in it and at the age of 50 to boot. Yet, he showcased vintage form today at Seaside by going 5-for-16 in birdie chances to offset a three-putt bogey at the par-4 14th hole. DL3's longest birdie dropped in from 20-and-a-half feet at the par-4 10th. And forget about a week off now, too. The Life Member of the PGA TOUR is headed to Malaysia for his debut at this week's CIMB Classic.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Davis Love III will start the 2014-15 season at Silverado Resort and Spa for the Open.

DL3 didn't crack the top 125 mark in the final FEC standings last season, missing out on the Playoffs, but remains exempt through lifetime member status. He's coming off a strange season where he posted a 15-for-22 record, but failed to land inside the top 25. It was the first time since 1985 that Love III failed to secure a top 10 in a season, let alone a top 25. He's still competing admirably at the age of 50, but his upside has clearly been limited. Gamers should take note and plan accordingly.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Davis Love III shared a piece of ninth place in the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and returns this week for another crack at it.

DL3 is 15-for-20 on the season, but no finishes better than his T26 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He's posted two or more top 25s every year for the last 28 years. An optimist might look at that and suggest he's due for a top 25 while the pessimist will say that injuries have finally caught up with Love III, and he doesn't have the upside at this point in his career. You can decide which side of the fence you sit on, but Love III should only be considered for the deepest of formats this week.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Davis Love III set the pace in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic with a bogey-free 5-under-par 30-35=65 to reach the 54-hole mark at 5-under 205.

DL3 had the birdies dropping from everywhere, beginning with a hole out from a greenside bunker on the first hole. His other four birdies were highlighted by a 35-footer at the par-4 fifth and a 13'6" effort at the par-4 ninth. His last top 10 on the PGA TOUR came at this event last year, and with another effort like this on Sunday he will do the same again this week.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Davis Love III tied for ninth at The Greenbrier Classic in 2013 and is back for another go of it this week.

That top 10 was the only one for DL3 in 2013, and his most recent on the PGA TOUR. While he's made his last four cuts this season, the best in that run was a T39 last week at Congressional. It's fair to hypothesize that father time is starting to catch up with Love III. He turned 50 in April.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 09:24:00 PM

The second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic was suspended by inclement weather at 1:03 p.m. CT. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 2:00 p.m.

Memphis and the surrounding area is in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00 p.m. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Sunday morning as a line of thunderstorms works its way through the midsection of the country yet again today. When we last checked in on Davis Love III, he was one of the 60 to return at 7:02 a.m. today to complete his opening round, but he was able to get his second round in before the current delay. DL3 signed for an even-par, 36-34=70 that featured two birdies and two bogeys. His longest conversion measured 29 feet for birdie at the par-4 second, but he hit only 11 greens, so it was a lot like running in place. Still, at 5-under 135, he's seven strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse leader, but currently inside the top five on the leaderboard.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 02:14:00 PM