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Born: 1964-04-13, Charlotte, N.C.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175lbs
Home: Sea Island, Ga.
College: North Carolina
Turned Pro: 1985
Joined PGA Tour: 1986
Joined Champions Tour: 2015
Official World Golf Ranking: 900
Notes: Love started playing golf as soon as he could walk under the tutelage of his father Davis Love Jr., who was regarded as one of the premier teachers in the game and who played many PGA Tour events in the 1960s. Was born the day after his father finished T-31st at the 1964 Masters. By the time he was 10, there was no doubt in his mind that he would follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional golfer. Was a three-time All-American at North Carolina and played o...

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Davis Love III

Love started playing golf as soon as he could walk under the tutelage of his father Davis Love Jr., who was regarded as one of the premier teachers in the game and who played many PGA Tour events in the 1960s. Was born the day after his father finished T-31st at the 1964 Masters. By the time he was 10, there was no doubt in his mind that he would follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional golfer. Was a three-time All-American at North Carolina and played on the 1985 U.S. Walker Cup Team, turning professional after that and making it through Q-School. Recorded his first victory in 1987, but suffered tragedy in 1988 when his father was killed in a plane crash. Was a consistent winner from 1990 through 2003 when he collected 17 of his 20 PGA Tour wins, highlighted by the PGA Championship in 1997. He is one of nine PGA Championship winners whose father was a PGA of America member. Member of 1993, '95, '97, '99, 2002 and '04 U.S. Ryder Cup teams. Was the 2012 U.S. Captain, and will play the role again in 2016. Also competed as a member of 1994, '96, '98, 2000, '03 and '05 U.S. Presidents Cup teams. Was the assistant captain on the 2017 Presidents Cup cup. In the past decade, Love has experienced lower-back disc problems, which not only have affected his back, but also his neck.
Love turned professional in 1985, earning his PGA Tour card in the autumn of 1985, on his first attempt. He quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, winning his first tour event in 1987 at the MCI Heritage Golf Classic, at Harbour Town Golf Links. He would later win this event four more times, setting a record for the most victories in the tournament. Love and Fred Couples won four straight times from 1992?95 for the United States in the World Cup of Golf, a record for this event.
Love was a consistent contender and winner on the PGA Tour in the 1990s and early 2000s, but the most memorable win came at the 1997 PGA Championship, his only major championship victory. It was played at Winged Foot Golf Club near New York City, and just four players in the field finished under-par for the week. Love's winning score was 11-under-par, five shots better than runner-up Justin Leonard. When Love sank his birdie putt on the final hole of the championship, it was under the arc of a rainbow, which appeared as he walked up to the 18th green. In the telecast, CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz made the connection between the rainbow and Love's late father, Davis Love Jr., who was a well-known and beloved figure in the golf world. This victory was the last major championship win achieved with a wooden-headed driver.
In 1994, Love founded Love Golf Design, a golf course architecture company, with his younger brother and caddie, Mark Love. The company has been responsible for the design of several courses throughout the southeast United States.
In 2008, Love earned his 20th PGA Tour win at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, which gave him a lifetime exemption on Tour.
2015 Notes: Claimed his 21st career PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship. Returned to action after nearly two months, following surgery on his right foot on April 1 and made a run at his first Champions Tour title at the Principal Charity Classic. Three consecutive birdies (Nos. 13-15) Sunday moved him into a tie for the lead with eventual champion Mark Calcavecchia, but he watched his chances slip away after making a bogey and double bogey at Nos. 16 and 17. Finished T-5th. In his 21st start at the Wyndham Championship, Love opened and closed with rounds of 6-under 64, winning by a shot over Jason Gore. His victory at Sedgefield CC came 23 years after his first Wyndham Championship win at Forest Oaks CC (1992) and nine years after his second (2006). The win was seven years after his most recent Tour victory, at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic. In Sunday's final round, he overcame a bogey at the first hole with a birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie stretch on Nos. 2-6. With the win, he reached the FedExCup Playoffs, playing two of them and finishing 86th in the series. Was again chosen to captain the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
2016 Notes: Played in 15 events on the PGA Tour making 11 cuts. Best finish was T-29th at the Hyundai T of C. Played twice on the Champions Tour, best was 3rd at the Mitsubishi Electric in Hawaii. It was an injury-plagued season in which he had to have surgery in early July to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Still was able to carry out his duty as Ryder Cup captain and led the United States team to a 17-11 victory at Hazeltine, marking the first time the U.S. had won since 2008.
2017 Notes: Still playing more on the PGA Tour, was in 13 events making 7 cuts. Best finish T-10th at the Wyndham Championship. Finished 185th in the FedExCup race. Played twice on the PGA Tour Champions, was T-8th teamed with Scott Verplank at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. and T-10th at the Pure Insurance Championship. On November 21st had hip replacement surgery
2018 Notes: After a successful rehab on his hip made his competitive start at the Valspar Championship. Played full time on the regular PGA Tour, his best finish was T-28th at the CIMB Classic. Love made 12 PGA Tour starts and made 5 cuts Played in four PGA Tour Champions events, best finish was T-10th in the U.S. Senior Open. Reached a milestone at the PGA Championship in St. Louis as he played in his 100th major, his first was the 1986 PGA Championship. Was a vice-captain for Jim Furyk at the Ryder Cup in France. At the end of the year teamed up with his son Dru to win the PNC Father/Son for a second time.
2019 Notes: Played a combination of PGA Tour and Champions Tour event. On the PGA Tour played in 9 events making five cuts with one top-ten. Played in six PGA Tour Champions Tour events, best finish T-32nd Dick's Sporting Goods. Was 7th at the Sony Open in Hawaii, six shots back of champion Matt Kuchar. It was Love's 179th top-ten in 762 official PGA Tour starts. It was his first top-ten since finishing T-10th at the 2017 Wyndham Championship. Love's 264 was one shot above his career-low 72 hole score of 263 at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic and the 2015 Wyndham Championship. At the end of the year, it was announced that he was going to work as an on-course announcer for CBS.
2020 Notes: Was T-19th at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. On the PGA Tour only made one cut, finish 66th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Player Career Chart (for all results recorded on all Tours in GOLFstats)
Career at a Glance: Starts: 806, Cuts Made: 591 (73%), Top Tens: 184 (23%) , Rounds: 2649, Scoring Avg: 70.77, Career Earnings: $45,501,609 - Best Finish: 1st (21 times)
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Career Totals for Davis Love III per Year
Performance Scoring Averages Stats
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
  
  
  
  
17%9
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.470.169.4
  
70.369.2
  
----$6,081,896
27
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
33%
  
56%
  
  
70.2
  
  
70.170.1
  
----$1,191,659
  
2392%
  
  
3
  
13
  
  
  
90
  
  
  
70.270.070.370.1----
  
272385%
  
7%311%
  
  
  
  
102
  
71.070.8
  
70.770.4
  
----$777,059
20
  
  
1
  
  
35%12
  
15
  
  
  
  
  
  
69.069.1
  
----$3,169,463
  
  
83%
  
  
  
30%
  
  
  
  
  
  
69.969.4
  
70.369.6
  
----
  
  
1990%
  
5%6
  
  
48%
  
76%74
  
  
69.2
  
70.369.9
  
----
  
2522
  
1
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
90
  
  
  
  
70.071.3
  
----$1,111,999
29
  
  
  
3%621%
  
28%14
  
103
  
  
  
  
70.870.670.7----
  
  
2273%13%
  
  
  
  
14
  
  
71.8
  
71.9
  
71.671.4
  
----$537,172
27
  
  
  
  
  
  
415%9
  
  
  
71.269.971.171.670.4
  
----$297,378
  
  
  
00%
  
  
  
36%16
  
92
  
70.2
  
70.369.969.969.9----$2,337,765
  
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
1458%
  
71.1
  
  
  
70.870.070.5----
  
  
  
  
00%
  
11%
  
  
  
32%
  
70.9
  
71.9
  
70.571.6
  
----$484,101
251872%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
8772.0
  
  
  
71.670.070.9----
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
3%310%
  
30%
  
  
  
  
71.071.970.9
  
----$156,068
  
  
  
1
  
  
  
  
17%
  
39%
  
  
70.872.2
  
70.671.771.1----
  
  
  
70%
  
  
  
  
3
  
  
  
7871.5
  
70.1
  
71.670.7
  
----$1,695,237
  
  
  
15%
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
71.5
  
69.471.470.2
  
----
  
  
  
  
  
0%
  
26%1357%
  
74%
  
  
  
70.870.269.970.6
  
----
  
24
  
  
00%
  
21%
  
33%
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.471.270.2
  
----$3,075,092
  
  
81%
  
  
5
  
  
23%
  
  
  
70.2
  
  
  
70.569.8
  
----$2,056,160
20
  
  
0
  
  
  
  
15%735%
  
70.471.3
  
  
70.870.5
  
----
  
24
  
  
  
  
2
  
3
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.3
  
70.970.7
  
----$1,214,472
  
1362%
  
  
2
  
  
14%
  
19%
  
  
  
72.6
  
72.371.672.0----
  
  
  
74%
  
  
  
  
2
  
10
  
  
  
70.6
  
  
70.970.4
  
----
  
3122
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
723%
  
  
  
71.9
  
72.072.6
  
----$113,245
17
  
71%
  
  
  
  
  
  
1
  
49
  
71.0
  
  
71.672.5
  
----$355,172
  
9
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.571.370.470.870.970.6
  
----
  
22
  
  
0
  
0
  
  
  
  
  
  
70.6
  
  
71.670.770.8
  
----$1,056,300
16
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
  
3
  
  
72.170.4
  
  
71.371.671.4----$253,771
15
  
47%
  
  
00%
  
  
  
13%39
  
70.370.470.871.370.6
  
----
  
  
1067%
  
  
  
0%
  
  
  
7%4469.971.7
  
70.070.870.7
  
----
  
  
17
  
  
  
0
  
  
0%
  
4%
  
70.5
  
  
  
70.971.9
  
----
  
  
2
  
  
  
  
  
0
  
1
  
21
  
  
  
  
72.375.0
  
----
  
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
Avg/Year
Totals805591211101843302647$45,501,609
Green cells highlight the best in each column/category, yellow the worst.
Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.