Davis Love III


About Davis

Davis Love III is one of the most recognized and respected players in golf today. In his 25-year PGA TOUR career, he has amassed 20 tournament victories, including winning the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. In 1997, Davis wrote a book entitled, "Every Shot I Take," to honor his late father's lessons and teachings on golf and life. The book was a recipient of the USGA’s International Book Award in its publication year. Davis, along with his brother Mark, own and operate Love Golf Design where they have renovated courses such as Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Retreat Course at Sea Island Resort, in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, and also built original designs in many locations across the country. In 2005, Davis and his wife Robin founded The Davis Love Foundation, which contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Davis Love Foundation will serve as the host organization for the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic while Love III is the tournament chairperson.

Career highlights

  • 2012 and 2016 Ryder Cup captain

  • 2010 and 2020 Ryder Cup assistant captain

  • Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017

  • 2015 Wyndham Championship winner 

  • 2008 winner of the Payne Stewart Award 

  • 21-time PGA TOUR winner 

  • Member of six Ryder Cup teams—1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2004

  • Member of six President’s Cup teams—1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005 

  • 1997 PGA Championship winner 

  • 1992 and 2003 PLAYERS Championship winner

Personal stats

Birthdate: April 13, 1964

Birthplace:  Charlotte, North Carolina 

Residence:  Sea Island, Georgia

Family: wife, Robin; children, Alexia, Davis IV

Education: University of North Carolina

Special interests: Fishing, hunting, basketball, snowboarding and paddleboarding

Turned professional: 1985

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