Team USA

2010 Ryder Cup
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Davis Love III, Assistant Captain

Age: 46
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
College: University of North Carolina
Turned Professional: 1985

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE

Years Played: 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004
Total Matches: 26
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 9-12-5
Singles (W-L-H): 3-1-2
Foursomes (W-L-H): 3-5-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 3-6-2
Total Points Won: 11½
Total Points Won Point %: .44

1993: The Belfry (Brabazon Course) 2-2-0
USA 15, Europe 13
Day One Morning Foursomes: Tom Kite/Davis Love III (2/1) defeat Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal
Day One Afternoon Four-Balls: Tom Kite/Davis Love III lost to Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal (4/3)
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Tom Kite/Davis Love III lost to Seve Ballesteros/Jose Maria Olazabal (2/1)
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III (1-up) defeats Constantino Rocca

1995: Oak Hill Country Club 3-2-0
Europe 14 ½, USA 13 ½
Day One Morning Foursomes: Davis Love III/Jeff Maggert (4/3) defeats Howard Clark/Mark James
Day One Afternoon Four-Balls: Fred Couples/Davis Love III (3/2) defeats Nick Faldo/Colin Montgomerie
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Davis Love III/Jeff Maggert lost to Constantino Rocca/Sam Torrance (6/5)
Day Two Afternoon Four-Balls: Ben Crenshaw/Davis Love III lost to Constantino Rocca/Ian Woosnam (3/2)
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III (3/2) defeats Constantino Rocca

1997: Valderrama Golf Club 0-4-0
Europe 14 ½, US 13 ½
Day One Morning Four-Balls: Davis Love III/Phil Mickelson lost to Jose Maria Olazabal/Constantino Rocca (1-up)
Day Two Morning Four-Balls: Fred Couples/Davis Love III lost to Colin Montgomerie/Darren Clarke (1-up)
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Davis Love III/Fred Couples lost to Jose Maria Olazabal/Constantino Rocca (5/4)
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III lost to Per-Ulrik Johansson (3/2)

1999: The Country Club 1-0-3
United States 14 ½, Europe 13 ½
Day One Morning Foursomes: Davis Love III/Payne Stewart halved with Miguel Angel Jimenez/Padraig Harrington
Day One Afternoon Four-Balls: Davis Love III/Justin Leonard halved with Colin Montgomerie/Paul Lawrie
Day Two Afternoon Four-Balls: David Duval/Davis Love III halved with Sergio Garcia/Jesper Parnevik
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III (6/5) defeats Jean Van de Velde

2002: The Belfry 2-1-1
Europe 15 ½, US 12 ½
Day One Morning Four-Balls: David Duval/Davis Love III lost to Sergio Garcia/Lee Westwood (4/3)
Day Two Morning Foursomes: Tiger Woods/Davis Love III (4/3) defeats Darren Clarke/Thomas Bjorn
Day Two Afternoon Four-Balls: Tiger Woods/Davis Love III (1-up) defeats Sergio Garcia/Lee Westwood
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III halved with Pierre Fulke

2004: Oakland Hills Country Club 1-3-1
Europe 18 ½, US 9 ½
Day One Morning Four-Balls: Chad Campbell/Davis Love III lost to Darren Clarke/Miguel Angel Jimenez (5/4)
Day One Afternoon Foursomes: Davis Love III/Fred Funk lost to Colin Montgomerie/Padraig Harrington (4/2)
Day Two Morning Four-Balls: Stewart Cink/Davis Love III (3/2) defeats Colin Montgomerie/Padraig Harrington
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Davis Love III/Tiger Woods lost to Padraig Harrington/Paul McGinley (4/3)
Day Three Singles: Davis Love III halved with Darren Clarke

PLAYER NOTES

November 9, 2008, Love won his 20th career PGA Tour tournament at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. The win earned him lifetime exemption on the tour at age 44. He has won 20 events on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1997 PGA Championship. Love is also a two-time winner of the Players Championship, which he won in 1992 and 2003. He managed to be in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for more than 450 weeks with a peak ranking of third. In 1987, Love won his first Tour event and he attended the University of North Carolina before turning professional in 1985. 

PGA Tour Victories

(20) 1987  MCI Heritage Golf Classic.  1990  The International.  1991  MCI Heritage Golf Classic.  1992  THE PLAYERS Championship,  MCI Heritage Golf Classic,  KMart Greater Greensboro Open.  1993  Infiniti Tournament of Champions,  Las Vegas Invitational.  1995  Freeport-McMoRan Classic.  1996  Buick Invitational.  1997  PGA Championship,  Buick Challenge.  1998  MCI Classic.  2001  AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.  2003  AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,  THE PLAYERS Championship,  MCI Heritage,  The INTERNATIONAL.  2006  Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.  2008  Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart. 

International Victories

(1): 1998 Chunichi Crowns [Jpn].

Other Victories

(10): 1990 JCPenney Classic [with Beth Daniel]. 1992 World Cup of Golf [with Fred Couples]. 1993 World Cup of Golf [with Fred Couples]. 1994 World Cup of Golf [with Fred Couples]. 1995 World Cup of Golf [with Fred Couples], World Cup [indiv], JCPenney Classic [with Beth Daniel]. 2000 CVS Charity Classic [with Justin Leonard], Target World Challenge presented by Williams. 2003 Target World Challenge presented by Williams.
 
 

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