LOVE III Davis

Davis LOVE III

USA

Biography

ResidenceSea Island, Georgia, USA
AttachmentSea Island, Georgia
Date of Birth:13/04/1964
Place of BirthCharlotte, North Carolina, USA
Height & Weight6ft 3in 12st 5lbs (191cm 79kgs)
FamilyWife: Robin; Children: Alexia (1988), Davis IV (1993)
InterestsFishing, hunting, golf course design, reading novels
Turned Pro1985
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Biography

Returns to captain the US Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine National and will seek redemption for 2012, when his charges lost 14½-13½ after a miraculous final day comeback from Europe. Individually, won his first US PGA Tour title in seven years at the 2015 Wyndham Championship, the previous one coming at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic. Prior to that, captured the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro on a course he had redesigned three years earlier. Father was a highly regarded golf teacher who died in a plane crash in 1988, three years after his son represented USA in the Walker Cup. Davis III was born shortly after his father contended for the 1964 Masters. Wrote book, ‘Every Shot I Take’ to honour his dad’s lessons and teachings on golf and life. The book was named recipient of 1997 USGA International Book Award. Had several near misses in Major Championships before finally capturing the 1997 US PGA Championship with brother, Mark, caddieing. Owns and raises horses, with a seven-stall barn at home. Daughter Alexia is a nationally ranked competitive rider in the adult division on Paso Fino horses.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR145
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 629,934 (2006)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 1993 (winners), 95, 97, 99 (winners), 2002, 04, 12 (Captain), 16 (Captain) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1992 World Cup 1992, 93, 94, 95 (team winner each year with Fred Couples), 95 (individual winner), 97 Presidents Cup 1994 (winners), 96 (winners), 98, 2000 (winners), 03, 05 (winners) Amateur Walker Cup 1985 (winners)

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