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Return to Greensboro marks milestone for Love III

Posted August 14

When Davis Love III teed off on hole number 10 Thursday morning at the Wyndham Championship, it was a milestone moment for him.

It was his 700th career start on the PGA Tour, seemingly a lifetime since a fresh-faced 21-year-old out of the University of North Carolina made his first start back in 1985.

“Little things like we would call a newspaper to find your tee-time the next day,” Love reminisced. “Literally, it was a different world.”

That was a world where the two-time Greensboro champion’s sport of choice ranked low on the television totem pole.

“We were laughing the other day that golf and NASCAR used to be the last two things on Sportscenter, if they put them on at all,” he said. “Now, they put them up at the front. Rory McIlroy is now the hottest thing going. They talk about him as much, well, almost as much, as LeBron James.”

That was also a world where being paired with a Haas meant he wasn’t one of the oldest competitors.

“Sitting with Jay Haas one time in the locker room, and I said, 'how long have you been playing?',” Love remembered, “and he said ‘21 years.’ and we went ‘are you crazy? Twenty-one years, how do you play that long? Don't you want to go do something else?' He's still playing, and this is almost 30 for me.’”

Words of wisdom from his late father, Davis Love Jr., keep him going at age 50.

"Work as hard as you can, and see how good you can get.”

“I was out there pounding balls with a launch monitor in the rain and still love it,” Love said, “still enjoy it, still enjoy the four hours inside the ropes. It's the reason you play.”

It’s sound advice like this that has taken Love to 20 PGA Tour titles, and leaves him hungry for number 21.

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  • Alex25 Aug 15, 5:35 p.m.

    Did he ever go to class at UNC-CH .. ?? That's all suspect now. Did he also cheat ...

  • jmcdow2792 Aug 15, 12:06 p.m.

    Would like to see DL3 on the Ryder Cup team in Tiger's place! He does really well in match play!... View More

    — Posted by Big Mike

    Maybe, but I would choose several in front of him including Webb Simpson.

  • RAMS WIN Aug 14, 11:19 p.m.

    Would like to see DL3 on the Ryder Cup team in Tiger's place! He does really well in match play!... View More

    — Posted by Big Mike

    Tiger withdrew....

  • Big Mike Aug 14, 7:52 p.m.

    Would like to see DL3 on the Ryder Cup team in Tiger's place! He does really well in match play!

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