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Davis Love

Davis Love is an American Professional Golfer. Davis Love won the 1997 PGA Championship and a number of other PGA events as well. He was able to finish second at the Masters in the years 1995 and 1999 and tied for second at the 1996 U.S. Open.

Early Life and Childhood

Davis Love was born on April 13, 1964, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is 59 years old and is under the astrological sign, Aries. He holds American nationality and his full name is Davis Milton Love III.

His father’s name is Davis Love Jr. and his mother’s name is Helen. On the one hand, his father was a former pro as well as a nationally recognized golf instructor.

Also, he was the one who introduced Davis III to the game. His mother, on the other hand, is also an avid low-handicap golfer. Unfortunately, his father passed away in a 1988 plane crash. He also has one brother and his name is Mark Love.

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Caption: Davis along with his father (Source: Getty Images)

Davis Love – Education

Regarding Love’s educational background and qualifications, he attended high school in Brunswick, Georgia, and went on to graduate from Glynn Academy in the year 1982.

He was able to play college golf at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During that time, he was a three-time All-American and all-Atlantic Coast Conference. He also was able to win six titles during his collegiate career, including the ACC tournament championship as a sophomore in 1984.

Career and Professional Life

Davis Love was able to turn professional in the year 1985. This helped him earn his PGA Tour card in the autumn of 1985, on his first attempt. Also, 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. Later on, he won this event four more times. This set a record for the most victories in the tournament.

He had a successful career on the PGA Tour in the 1990s and early 2000s. His most memorable win was at the 1997 PGA Championship, which took place at Winged Foot Golf Club near New York City. Love finished with a score of 11-under-par, winning by five strokes over Justin Leonard.

What made the victory even more special was that as Love walked up to the 18th green, a rainbow appeared, symbolizing his late father, Davis Love Jr., who was a respected figure in the golf world. Interestingly, this win was also notable as it was the last major championship victory achieved with a wooden-headed driver.

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Caption: Davis Love playing the golf game (Source: Houston Chronicle)

More About Career

Likewise, Love along with his brother, Mark founded Love Golf Design in the year 1994. Together, they’ve designed courses in the US and internationally, including Ocean Creek in South Carolina and the Dunes course in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

He also wrote “Every Shot I Take” in the year 1997. It is a book that honours his father’s teachings and won an award. He also was able to design Anderson Creek Club which is a golf course in North Carolina that was recognized as the best new course in the state.

Moreover, Davis Love was able to win his 20th PGA Tour event in the year 2008. This was a lifetime exemption. He then went on to captain the U.S. Team in the 2012 Ryder Cup. When he was 51 years old, he became the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history. Love even made his Champions Tour debut in the year 2014.

Love captained the winning U.S. Team at the 2016 Ryder Cup. He also won the Father/Son Challenge along with his son in the year 2018. He was able to join CBS as an analyst in 2020 but later left to focus on family.

He also led the U.S. team to victory in the 2022 Presidents Cup. Furthermore, Love has a highway named after him on I-95 in Georgia. He hit a 476-yard drive in 2004, and there’s a restaurant, “Davis Love Grill” in Sea Island, Georgia.

Relationship Status

Davis Love tied the knot with his wife, Robin Love in the year 1986. They have been together for a very long time as of now. The couple has two children together and their names are Davis Love IV and Alexia Love. Davis Love III is very close with his children and loves his wife dearly.

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Caption: Davis with his wife, Robin Love (Source: Golf Monthly)

Davis Love – Body Measurements

Davis Love has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and his weight is 79 Kg but his other body measurements are still under review. Moreover, Love has brown hair and blue eyes.

Social Media

Davis Love is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “davislove3” and has garnered 26.1K followers on it. Likewise, he is active on Facebook and Twitter as well and has mustered 12K and 191.8K followers until now.

Net Worth 2023

As per celebritynetworth, Davis Love has a net worth of $50 million and his main income source seems to be his career of golfing.