Davis Love III

Davis Love III hall of fame

Height: 6'3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 175 (79 kg)
Age: 56 (April 13, 1964)
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Family: Wife, Robin; Alexia, Davis IV

Education: University of North Carolina
Special Interests: Fishing, reading novels, hunting, golf course architecture
Turned Professional: 1985
City plays from: Sea Island, GA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURLife Member

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (21):
1987 (1) MCI Heritage Golf Classic. 1990 (1) The International. 1991 (1) MCI Heritage Golf Classic. 1992 (3) THE PLAYERS Championship, MCI Heritage Golf Classic, KMart Greater Greensboro Open. 1993 (2) Infiniti Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas Invitational. 1995 (1) Freeport-McMoRan Classic. 1996 (1) Buick Invitational. 1997 (2) PGA Championship, Buick Challenge. 1998 (1) MCI Classic. 2001 (1) AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 2003 (4) AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, THE PLAYERS Championship, MCI Heritage, The INTERNATIONAL. 2006 (1) Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. 2008 (1) Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart. 2015 (1) Wyndham Championship.
International Victories (3):
1992 Kapalua International. 1997 Kapalua International. 1998 Chunichi Crowns [Jpn]..
Other Victories (13):
2018 PNC Father/Son Challenge [with Dru Love]. 2012 PNC Father/Son Challenge [with Dru Love]. 2003 Target World Challenge. 2000 CVS Charity Classic [with Justin Leonard]. 2000 Target World Challenge. 1998 Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International. 1995 World Cup [with Fred Couples]. 1995 JC Penney Classic [with Beth Daniel]. 1994 World Cup [with Fred Couples]. 1993 World Cup [with Fred Couples]. 1992 World Cup [with Fred Couples]. 1992 Franklin Funds Shark Shootout [with Tom Kite]. 1990 JC Penney Classic [with Beth Daniel].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

60 - 1994 United Airlines Hawaiian Open (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#2 : 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#2 : 1999 GTE Byron Nelson Classic

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,170,000 : 2003 THE PLAYERS Championship (Finished 1)

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005 Ryder Cup : 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 Ryder Cup Captain : 2012, 2016 World Cup : 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 Walker Cup : 1985 Dunhill Cup : 1992

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 2 - 7)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 776 2569 21 30 16 179 318 570 198 12 $44,944,195
2020 10 24 2 8 231 $35,025
2019 9 27 1 1 5 4 195 $271,216
2018 12 33 5 6 1 210 $97,920
2017 13 35 1 1 7 6 185 $257,270
2016 15 46 11 3 2 188 $222,422
2015 18 51 1 2 2 8 10 86 $1,263,596
2014 22 72 15 7 162 $284,800
2013 15 39 1 2 7 6 2 162 $303,470
2012 20 64 1 3 7 13 7 1 115 $989,753
2011 22 70 2 7 13 9 95 $1,056,300
2010 24 79 3 6 15 9 80 $1,214,472
2009 27 87 1 2 10 20 6 1 51 $1,622,401
2008 23 78 1 1 3 7 16 7 154 $1,695,237
2007 21 65 3 4 14 7 1 83 $1,016,489
2006 23 76 1 1 4 9 18 5 $2,747,206
2005 24 75 2 9 14 16 8 $2,658,779
2004 24 75 2 1 8 11 18 5 1 $3,075,092
2003 23 79 4 1 1 11 16 20 3 $6,081,896
2002 26 87 2 6 14 21 5 $2,056,160
2001 20 75 1 3 12 15 17 3 $3,169,463
2000 25 92 3 1 9 16 22 3 $2,337,765
1999 23 78 4 2 13 17 21 2 1 $2,475,328
1998 21 74 1 1 2 10 16 19 2 $1,541,152
1997 25 90 2 1 13 17 24 1 1 $1,635,953
1996 23 80 1 3 11 14 19 4 $1,211,139
1995 24 89 1 1 1 9 15 22 2 $1,111,999
1994 27 91 1 4 9 20 7 $474,219
1993 26 100 2 1 5 12 23 3 $777,059
1992 25 92 3 1 1 9 15 22 3 $1,191,630
1991 28 99 1 1 1 8 14 23 5 $686,361
1990 27 91 1 1 4 12 20 7 $537,172
1989 24 83 1 1 4 10 17 7 $278,760
1988 29 89 3 9 17 11 $156,068
1987 26 85 1 1 4 9 18 7 1 $297,378
1986 31 97 1 2 7 22 9 $113,245
1985 1 (A) 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2020 CUT
2018 CUT
2017 CUT
2016 CUT T42 W/D
2015 CUT
2014 CUT
2013 T48 CUT
2012 CUT CUT T29 CUT
2011 T12 CUT T72 T11 T9
2010 T4 T55 T6 CUT
2009 CUT CUT T27 T28 T17 T19
2008 T54 CUT T53 T19
2007 T75 T27 CUT CUT CUT W/D T33 T6
2006 CUT T22 T34 CUT CUT 2 T4
2005 T8 CUT T4 T6 CUT T11 T9 T13
2004 T33 T6 CUT CUT T5 T41 2 T4
2003 1 T15 CUT CUT T4 T40 T17 3
2002 CUT T14 T48 T24 T14 8 T17 T11
2001 CUT CUT T37 T7 T21 T5
2000 T48 T7 T9 CUT T11 4 35
1999 T10 2 T49 T12 T7 T16 T33 T10
1998 T57 T33 T7 CUT 8
1997 DQ T7 1 T16 T10
1996 T46 T7 CUT T2 CUT
1995 T6 2 CUT T4 T98
1994 T6 CUT CUT T28 T38
1993 T67 T54 T31 T33 CUT
1992 1 T25 T33 T60 CUT
1991 CUT T42 T32 T11 T44
1990 T24 T40 CUT
1989 CUT T17 T33 T23
1988 DQ CUT CUT CUT
1987 CUT CUT CUT
1986 T14 T47
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2015 CUT T44
2012 CUT
2011 CUT T68
2010 T31 T61
2009 T46 T49 T49
2007 T41 CUT

Personal


  • Father, Davis Love, Jr., was a highly regarded golf teacher who died in a plane crash in 1988. Was born shortly after his father contended at 1964 Masters. Selected posthumously as the recipient of Harvey Penick Teaching Award. Wrote book, Every Shot I Take, to honor his dad's lessons and teachings on golf and life. Book was recipient of 1997 USGA International Book Award
  • Brother, Mark, caddied for him and the pair recorded over 10 victories together, including the 1997 PGA Championship. Mark serves as President of Davis Love Golf Management and has designed over 20 golf courses in the United States and abroad.
  • Inducted into University of North Carolina Order of Merit in 1997. Inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in Augusta in January 2001. Received the 2013 Bob Jones Award during the USGA's annual meeting. It is the USGA's highest honor and recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by the legendary Jones. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Began hosting The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR event, in 2010.