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Davis Love III
Davis Love III

Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (512x739, 43 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (512x739, 43 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ...


Love was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina before turning professional in 1985. He quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, winning his first tour event in 1987. He was later to be in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. He has established himself as one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour. Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...


Love has won nineteen events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1997 PGA Championship. He also won the prestigious Players Championship in 1992 and 2003. As of October 2006 he was fourth on the PGA Tour career money leaders list [1] with earnings of more than $34 million. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Players Championship can refer to several things: For the Players Championship in snooker, see Players Championship (snooker). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Love was introduced to the game by his father, Davis Love, Jr. who was a former pro and nationally recognized golf instructor tragically killed in a 1988 plane crash.

Contents

Background and family

Love was born to Davis M. Love Jr.and Helen Penta Burgin shortly after his father contended at the 1964 Masters. This article is about the golf tournament. ...


He played ice hockey as a kid. As he stated, "I was a right wing, but I could skate backward, so they made me a defenseman."


Love attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1983 to 1985, where he was a three-time all-American and all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) golfer. He won six titles during his collegiate career, including the ACC tournament championship in 1984. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...


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 1997, Love published the book Every Shot I Take, which honors his father's lessons on life and golf. The book received the 1997 United States Golf Association's International Book Award.


Love and wife Robin have two children: Alexia and Davis IV. Alexia is a nationally ranked rider of Paso Fino horses. The Love family has resided in St. Simons Island, Georgia since the early 1990s. The Paso Fino is a beautiful, naturally-gaited horse with a history dating back many centuries to Spain. ... St. ...


PGA Tour wins (19)

Major championship is shown in bold. The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The INTERNATIONAL (the capitalization is official) is a golf tournament in the United States PGA TOUR held annually (currently in early August) at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, near Denver. ... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Frys. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The INTERNATIONAL (the capitalization is official) is a golf tournament in the United States PGA TOUR held annually (currently in early August) at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, near Denver. ... The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other professional wins (10)

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PGA Tour career summary

Year Wins (Majors) Earnings ($) Rank
1985 0 (0) 0 N/A
1986 0 (0) 113,245 77
1987 1 (0) 297,378 33
1988 0 (0) 156,068 75
1989 0 (0) 278,760 44
1990 1 (0) 537,172 20
1991 1 (0) 686,361 8
1992 3 (0) 1,191,630 2
1993 2 (0) 777,059 12
1994 0 (0) 474,219 33
1995 1 (0) 1,111,999 6
1996 1 (0) 1,211,139 7
1997 2 (1) 1,635,953 3
1998 1 (0) 1,541,152 11
1999 0 (0) 2,475,328 3
2000 0 (0) 2,337,765 9
2001 1 (0) 3,169,463 5
2002 0 (0) 2,056,160 21
2003 4 (0) 6,081,896 3
2004 0 (0) 3,075,092 10
2005 0 (0) 2,658,779 13
2006 1 (0) 2,747,206 16
Career* 19 (1) 34,613,823 4

* Complete through end of 2006 season


Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners Up
1997 PGA Championship Tied for lead -11 (66-71-66-66=269) 5 strokes Flag of United States Justin Leonard

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Results timeline

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT T33
The Open Championship DNP CUT CUT T23
PGA Championship T47 CUT DNP T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP T42 T25 T54 CUT 2 T7 T7 T33 2
U.S. Open DNP T11 T60 T33 T28 T4 T2 T16 CUT T12
The Open Championship CUT T44 CUT CUT T38 T98 CUT T10 8 T7
PGA Championship T40 T32 T33 T31 CUT CUT CUT 1 T7 T49
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters T7 CUT T14 T15 T6 CUT T22 T27
U.S. Open CUT T7 T24 CUT CUT T6 CUT
The Open Championship T11 T21 T14 T4 T5 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T9 T37 T48 CUT CUT T4 T34

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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Team appearances

The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...

Trivia

  • Gave Michael Jordan his first set of clubs in college.
  • Played ice hockey as a kid.
  • Marks his golf ball with a 1965 or 1966 penny, and uses white tees.
  • One of the last PGA Tour players to switch from wooden persimmon drivers to metal woods.
  • Considered one of the greatest long-iron players of all time.
  • Good friends with Fred Couples.
  • Titleist-sponsored PGA Tour member.
  • Has been sponsored for many years by Polo Ralph Lauren.
  • Was given a custom-built "American Chopper" motorcycle by his wife Robin for his 40th birthday.
  • Has a portion of I-95 named after him. In 1998, the segment of I-95 which extends in Georgia from the McIntosh County line to Highway 341 at exit 7A and B was designated the "Davis Love III Highway."
  • Davis Love holds the second longest ever officially recorded drive in competition play in history with a massive drive of 476 yards at the 2004 Mercedes Championships. His drive was 39 yards short of Mike Austin's record.

For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Titleist is a brand name owned by the Acushnet Company, headquartered in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... American Chopper: The Series is a Learning Channel reality television series produced by Pilgrim Films & Television Inc. ... The Teutuls bike for Davis Love III This bike was short and sweet, a birthday present for golfer Davis Love III, commissioned by his wife. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... Mike Austin (1910-2005) was a British golf professional and kinesiology expert, specializing in long drives. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Statistics from PGA Tour's official site

See also

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Davis Love III

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ... The following are the golfers who have won at least five times in a single PGA Tour event. ...

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site
  • Official site

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Davis stepped back into the winner’s circle for the first time since 2003 with a win at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.
Davis’ father was a well-known golf instructor who died in a plane crash in 1988.
Davis arrives at many PGA Tour events in his Featherlite custom bus and was featured in episode of "American Chopper" on The Discovery Channel in 2004, where Davis was given a custom-built motorcycle by his wife for his 40th birthday.
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