Davis Love III Discovers the Fountain of Youth on the 18th


Fifty-one year old, Davis Love III, stepped onto the plate-the 18th tee box-and was overcome with emotion. Having a quintessential Bagger Vance kind of moment, Love III finished the 18th hole not yet knowing if he was going to take the win, likely a bit flustered, but 100% focused on what was to possibly come next. “I walked out there once and I looked at my caddy, Jeff Weber, and I go, ‘What hole are they on?’ ‘They’re on 16.’ I said, ‘So we got an hour?’ He goes, ‘Yeah. You don’t need to hit balls yet.’ I went back in, sat back down and relaxed a little bit.”

Davis Love III tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)

Davis Love III tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)

Golf, as Tiger said a few days ago, is a sport where “you can always get a little bit better.” With age comes experience and Love III is part of a select fraternity of players who started his career while some of the greats were still around. As one of the oldest golfers on the tour, he’s seen a lot in his day, and his day is not yet over.

His 21st career victory makes Davis the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history. Davis gets to advance to the FedEx Cup which begins with The Barclays in Edison, NJ at Plainfield Country Club. The field is strong, the will to win is even stronger and Thursday marks the start of some fantastic golf for the rest of the season.

 

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