Team USA Profile: Davis Love III


Davis Love III -- Captain

CAPTAIN INFORMATION
Age: 48
Hometown: St. Simons Island, Ga.
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
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: 11.5
Total Points Won Point %: .44

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1993 The Belfry
USA 15, Europe 13
Day 1 Fourballs: Kite/Love def. Ballesteros/Olazabal (2 & 1)
Day 1 Foursomes: Ballesteros/Olazabal def. Kite/Love (4 & 3)
Day 2 Foursomes: Ballesteros/Olazabal def. Love/Kite (2 & 1)
Final Day Singles: Love def. Rocca (1 hole)
 
1995 Oak Hill
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Love/Maggert def. Clark/James (4 & 3)
Day 1 Foursomes: Love/Couples def. Faldo/Mongomerie (3 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Torrance/Rocca def. Love/Maggert (6 & 5)
Day 2 Fourballs: Woosnam/Rocca def. Love/Crenshaw (3 & 2)
Final Day Singles: Love def. Rocca (3 & 2)
 
1997 Valderrama Golf Club
United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Olazabal/Rocca def. Love/Mickelson (1 hole)
Day 2 Foursomes: Montgomerie/Clarke def. Love/Couples (1 hole)
Day 2 Fourballs: Olazabal/Rocca def. Love/Couples (5 & 4)
Final Day Singles: Johansson def. Love (3 & 2)
 
1999 The Country Club
USA 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Jimenez/Harrington halved Love/Stewart (halved)
Day 1 Fourballs: Montgomerie/Lawrie halved Love/Leonard (halved)
Day 2 Fourballs: Parnevik/Garcia halved Love/Duval (halved)
Final Day Singles: Love def. Van de Velde (6 & 5)
 
2002 The Belfry
Europe 15 1/2, USA 12 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Garcia/Westwood def. Love/Duval (4 & 3)
Day 2 Foursomes: Love/Woods def. Clarke/Bjorn (4 & 3)
Day 2 Fourballs: Woods/Love def. Garcia/Westwood (1 hole)
Final Day Singles: Fulke halved Love (halved)
 
2004 Oakland Hills
Europe 18 1/2, USA 9 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Jimenez def. Love/Campbell (2 & 1)
Day 1 Foursomes: Harrington/Montgomerie def. Love/Funk (4 & 2)
Day 2 Fourballs: Love/Cink def. Harrington/Montgomerie (3 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Harrington/McGinley def. Love/Woods (4 & 3)
Final Day Singles: Love halved Clarke (halved)
 

 

CAPTAIN NOTES
A veteran of six Ryder Cups as a player, Davis Love III also served as an assistant captain to Corey Pavin in the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales.

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
PGA Tour (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.
International (13): 1990 JCPenney Classic (with Beth Daniel). 1992 Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (with Tom Kite), World Cup of Golf (with Fred Couples), Kapalua International. 1993 World Cup of Golf (with Fred Couples). 1994 World Cup of Golf (with Fred Couples). 1995 World Cup of Golf (team with Fred Couples and individual title), JCPenney Classic (with Beth Daniel). 1996 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (with Fred Couples and Payne Stewart). 1997 Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua International. 2000 CVS Charity Classic (with Justin Leonard), Williams World Challenge. 2003 Target World Challenge.
Other: None.