Davis Love III Gets Historical Win at the Wyndham

Who says life goes down hill at 50?  Not David Love III.  With a stellar 64 on Sunday in Greensboro, NC he became the third oldest winner in history to win a PGA Tour event.  At 51 years, 4 months and 10 days, DLIII earned his 21st Tour victory at the unlikeliest of times.

Sedgefield Country Club also the place that Sam Snead,  the oldest player to win on the PGA Tour, won the last of his 82 wins.

“To have your name thrown out there with Sam Snead at any point is incredible,” Love said. “For some reason, this tournament has been good to guys in my age group.”(AP)

This is the third time that Love III has won the Wyndham Championship.

The win is very impressive but the manner in which he won may be more impressive.  Davis carded two eagles en route to the come-from-behind victory.  The last time he had two eagles in a single round, was also his last win in 2008 at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

Love III is currently a member of the Champions Tour as well as the junior circuit.  He is the Ryder Cup captain again.  He knows he is the He is also very aware of what is going on on the PGA Tour and how well the young players are coming along.

“Watching Zach Johnson work on his wedge game or Jonathan Byrd work hard on his putting, watching Harris English hit golf balls, Patton Kizzire, he won again, watching those guys play inspires me, keeps me young,” Love said. “We have incredible golf games we can play with. Just great to be around them. If they call me Mr. Love every once in awhile it’s okay.”(AP)

The spotlight was almost singularly fixed on Tiger Woods this week as he finally put together back to back “Tiger like” rounds.  Woods needed to win the Wyndham to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs.  He fell short with a T10 finish and a ticket to the couch for the rest of the season.

“I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods said. “I didn’t get it done.”(AP)

Davis Love III was the one that played himself into the FedEx Cup Playoffs with the victory.  He was No. 186 in the rankings heading into the week.  He now sits at No. 76.  The 110 place jump is the single largest jump in the last week of the regular season in the history of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

In a season in which youth has been served pretty much every week, it is great to see an “old man” win the final event of the season.  Just like Toby Keith said “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was.”  Way to go DLIII.  This week you were good enough.

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Author: Brian Stefan

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