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Davis Love III

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/13/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 175

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Three-time champ Davis Love III pieced together a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, staking out an early spot inside the top 10 as the morning wave comes to an end.
DL3 won this event in 2015 and didn't get a chance to defend last year due to injury. His opening round is strikingly similar to his R1 from two years ago. He opened with a 6-under 64 that year, as well, and even birdied four of the same holes (4,5,8,11). Love III got the job done today with stellar ball-striking, landing all 18 greens in regulation. The 53-year-old hasn't finished better than T29 since returning from hip surgery last November (12 starts) but he's well on his way to another strong week in Greensboro, North Carolina. Aug 17 - 3:31 PM

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World No. 717 Davis Love III tacked on a 2-under-par 32-36=68 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach 10-under 200, down one places to T5, two shy of 54-hole clubhouse leader Robert Streb and four back of the leader on the course Sebastian Munoz, who's playing the 18th.

The 53-year-old landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.859 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.801 tee-to-green. He outpaced three bogeys at holes 3 (3-putt from 72'6"), 8 (3-putt from 72'9") and 13, with five birdies at 2 (from 19'9"), 6, 7, 9 and 12. The University of North Carolina product posted 1.786 putts per GIR and -1.650 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The last time he was in the top thru 54 holes was at the 2015 Wyndham 25 starts ago (T10), where he erased a four-shot deficit with 6-under 64 to win by one for his 21st TOUR title.
Jul 8 - 5:57 PM

World No. 717 Davis Love III patched together a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic, dropping two spots to T4 on 8-under 132, four back of 36-hole leader Sebestian Munoz.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 53-year-old found 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 0.919 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 0.093 around-the-green. He carded six birdies at Nos. 12-14, 18, 2 and 4, taking some luster off with five squares at 11 (3-putt from 59'11"), 15, 17 (3-putt from 43'2"), 3 and 8 (3-putt from 54'5"). The North Carolina native's split included two conversions from between 10 and 34 feet, and two, near-hole outs at the par-4 second and fourth, kicking in those from inside of 20 inches. He posted 1.786 putts per GIR and -0.406 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts. This is DL3's first time in the top 10 thru 36 holes since T3 at the 2015 Wyndham, which he went on to win for his 21st and most recent TOUR title.
Jul 7 - 7:21 PM

Davis Love III blitzed The Old White TPC with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 30-33=63 during the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, claiming the early title of the clubhouse leader as the afternoon wave gets underway.

DL3 arrived with a 2-for-7 record on the season with nothing better than a T41. You would never have guessed it based on today's stripe show. Love III kicked off the day by stuffing his 144-yard approach to 23 inches for a tap-in birdie at the par-4 first hole. He outdid himself three holes later when he stiffed a 168-yard approach to 20 inches. It wasn't all close combat, though, as he also drained a 30'2" birdie bomb at the 14th and would also chip in for birdie (46'5") at the par-5 17th. If this lead holds it will be his 25th first-round lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR, but first since the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic. He has converted three of those FRLs into wins.
Jul 6 - 1:15 PM

Returning from a collarbone injury, Davis Love III survived round two of the Shell Houston Open with an even-par 33-39=72, posting a two-day tally of 1-under 143 to make it through the cut in his first tournament back in action.

DL3 has been on the shelf since a snowboarding accident in January, making this his first PGA TOUR start since The RSM Classic in November. He earned a spot to play over the weekend, but fatigue certainly showed its face today. After racing out to 5-under-par through 28 holes this week, he ended his day with bogeys on four of the last five holes. The final putt couldn't come fast enough for the 2016 Ryder Cup Captain who can now regroup ahead of the weekend. Despite making the cut this week, it hasn't been flashy as he currently ranks T119 in total birdies this week (4), although he also boasts an eagle on his resume. It's tough to continually avoid bogeys at the Golf Club of Houston so he'll need to start circling some birdies if he wants to rise up the leaderboard this weekend.
Mar 31 - 7:04 PM

Recent Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III returns from a 27-week injury absence as he preps for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. UPDATE: Love III finished T41 on 8-under 276 (68-70-68-70).

DL3 underwent surgery for a torn left hip labrum back at the end of June. His last start came at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational where he opened with an 8-over 78 before backing out of the event. Love III picked a good event to return to, as he owns a 19-for-22 record here in Las Vegas, including a 12-pack of top 25s. Unfortunately, his most recent top 25 here came back in 2008 (T6). The 52-year-old has proven he can still hang with the young guns, but gamers should wait to see some form before investing.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 05:42:00 PM

U.S. Captain Davis Love III returned from a heartbreaking loss in 2012 at Medinah CC to lead Team USA to a 17-11 thumping of Team Europe in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

Love III was the skipper at the 2012 edition where the U.S. led by 4 points (10-6) heading into Sunday Singles, only to watch the Europeans storm back with 8.5 points (versus 3.5 points) to retain the Cup 14.5 to 13.5. Martin Kaymer won the decisive point in 2012 with a 1UP win over this year's Vice-Captain Steve Stricker, and Francesco Molinari halved his match with 2016 Vice-Captain Tiger Woods for the final margin. Love III, 52 years of age, captained this year's 12-man squad to 3 wins in the 5 sessions, including a 4-0 lead after Friday AM foursomes, and a 3.0-to-1.0-point win in Saturday PM four-balls to give the U.S. a 3-point lead (9.5 to 6.5) heading into Sunday Singles, which Team USA won 7.5 to 4.5. The Americans won seven (of 12) matches on Sunday, highlighted by Patrick Reed (3-1-1 record) taking down Rory McIlroy 1UP in the lead-off match, and final Captain's Pick Ryan Moore (2-1-0) winning the clinching point with a 1UP win over Lee Westwood.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Davis Love III withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational following an 8-over-par 37-41=78 opening round. Update: Love III announced he will be out for the remainder of the season as he opts for hip surgery to repair a torn left hip labrum.

DL3 was making his first start at Firestone Country Club since 2009, entering the week with top 20s in 9-of-10 starts at this venue. He opened with back-to-back birdies and looked to be on his way to another strong finish. That is where the fun stopped as he split just two more fairways and found just two more greens in regulation over his final 16 holes. He lost 6.82 strokes tee-to-green, leading to six pars and 10 bogeys. The U.S. Ryder Cup Team captain has now withdrawn from two events this year and 11 total in his career. Love III is scheduled to undergo hip surgery on July 6th.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Prior to his second round tee time, Davis Love III has withdrawn from this week's Memorial, citing a hip injury. UPDATE: Love III returned to action June 23rd at the Quicken Loans National and at 6-over 73-75=148, missed the cut by six strokes.

DL3 had a 1:27 p.m. tee time today, but won't be making that. He opened the week with four bogeys, two birdies, and a double in round one, on his way to a 4-over-par 38-38=76. This will be just the 10th mid-tournament WD in his career which now entails 731 starts. There is no word on the severity of this hip issue, so gamers should keep a close eye on the situation if they own DL3 in season-long formats.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 09:38:00 AM

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.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 12:37:00 PM

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 12:58:00 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.
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 11:35:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 09:01:00 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 GolfChannel.com, 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 06:26:00 PM