Category: Davis Love III

September 28, 2013

DL3: Tiger, Stricker 'might be tired of playing together'

Posted at 5:19 PM by Pete Madden
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods
Credit: William West / Getty Images


Let's hope they can still be friends.

In an interview with, Presidents Cup assistant captain Davis Love III suggested that the longtime international match play pairing of Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker could be headed for a breakup.

We’ll have some of the same pairings, but I think you’ll see some differences from what we did at the Ryder Cup. Woods and Stricker, they’ve enjoyed playing together, but I think they might be tired of playing together.

Woods, who has had over a dozen partners in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competition over the years, seemed to have finally found his match in Stricker. The duo carried a 6-2 record into the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, where they suffered three consecutive defeats against teams of Ian Poulter/Justin Rose, Lee Westwood/Nicolas Colsaerts and Sergio Garcia/Luke Donald.

Love said that captain Fred Couples "already knows who he's going to play together" at Muirfield Village, but the rest of us will just have to wait and see.

Who do you think should play with Tiger? Tell us.

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August 20, 2013

The Iron Chef: Davis Love unveils cast-iron cookware collection

Posted at 10:58 AM by Josh Sens

Dl3_300Quick. Alert the folks from Titleist!

Davis Love III is using someone else’s irons.

And no amount of tweaking by the famed clubmaker will give their equipment the performance of Love’s favorite custom set.

His OTHER irons are cast, not forged. They’re worn and weighty. And they’re great for frying ham.

You can read all about them in the August/September issue of Garden & Gun, where DL3 details his obsession with cast-iron cookware.

It’s a passion that was born when Love was a kid, fueled by his mother’s fried bologna sandwiches, which she made her son for lunch almost every day. The diet of (PGA) champions, you might say.

When DL3 grew up, got married and moved out, his mother supplied him with a few skillets.

The rest is culinary history.

Over the years, Love has amassed a Hall of Fame-worthy collection of cast-iron ware: waffle irons, skillets, Dutch ovens and more.

He’s especially drawn to the vintage stuff -- pans dating back as far as the 1920s, which he treats with the reverence that equipment-buffs might reserve for Hogan’s one-iron.

He’s explored a variety of cleaning methods: hot water and baking soda; Coca-Cola. But nowadays he relies on store-bought rust remover.

He seasons his skillets and pots with care, rubbing them with fat or shortening then heating them in the oven.

“I come back sometimes,” Love says, “and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, that pan’s been in there for three days.'”

Ok, so maybe he’s not really all that careful.

Oh, and he cooks with them, sizzling country ham and bacon on the stovetop. His favorite, though, remains fried bologna sandwiches.

Just like his mom, the original iron chef.

Photo: Getty Images

January 14, 2013

Tweets of the Week: Rory's move to Nike, Golfers pick their favorite Euro Ryder Cup Captain contender and more

Posted at 4:42 PM by Samantha Glover
ICYMI: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy's move to Nike was made official: With the European Ryder Cup captain announcement coming Tuesday, golfers voiced their opinions about who they want to get the job: PGA Tour rookie Russell Henley won the Sony Open: Golfers watched the first round of the NFL playoffs:
October 09, 2012

Live tweets from 'The Re-Match' at Cypress, featuring Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler vs. Davis Love and Nick Watney

Posted at 12:29 PM by

SI's Alan Shipnuck tweeted from the hush-hush charity match at Cypress Point today, which featured Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler vs. Davis Love and Fred Couples Nick Watney, who stepped in as a last-minute replacement:

SI Golf Ranking: Fall Series opener fails to greatly impact rankings

Posted at 10:55 AM by

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.


1. Rory McIlroy (123, 12, 1) - Last three finishes: 3-2-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship; 1, BMW Championship
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (94, 0, 2) - Last three finishes: 0-3-1, Ryder Cup; 8, TOUR Championship; T4, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

3. Jason Dufner (71, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T20, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 10

T4. Keegan Bradley (67, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T23, TOUR Championship; T59, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 15

T4. Ian Poulter (67, 1, 5) - Last three finishes: 4-0-0, Ryder Cup; T12, BMW Championship; T47, Deutsche Bank Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 26

T6. Dustin Johnson (43, 0, T7) - Last three finishes: 3-0-0, Ryder Cup; T10, TOUR Championship, T6, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

T6. Brandt Snedeker (43, 0, T7) - Last three finishes: 1-2-0, Ryder Cup; 1, TOUR Championship; T37, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

8. Luke Donald (40, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; 3, TOUR Championship; T28, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 3

9. Phil Mickelson (38, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: 3-1-0, Ryder Cup; T15, TOUR Championship; T2, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 16

10. Bubba Watson (23, 0, T10) - Last three finishes: 2-2-0, Ryder Cup; T5, TOUR Championship; T12, BMW Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 7

Others receiving votes:
Justin Rose (19)
Graeme McDowell (10))
Webb Simpson (12)
Ernie Els (11)
Branden Grace (9)
Zach Johnson (9)
Nicolas Colsaerts (9)
Sergio Garcia (8)
Lee Westwood (8)
Louis Oosthuizen (7)
Jim Furyk (5)
Ryan Moore (1)
Nick Watney (1)
Davis Love III (1)

October 05, 2012

Report: Tiger Woods couldn't sleep after Ryder Cup loss

Posted at 11:39 AM by Mike Walker

Tiger Woods's Sunday singles match against Francesco Molinari at the Ryder Cup in Medinah ended up not mattering very much because the Europeans clinched the Cup when Martin Kaymer beat Steve Stricker, but Woods took losing the Cup hard, according to The Express UK.

While Europe were partying with the Ryder Cup, Woods confessed the following day to USA captain Davis Love that he had lain awake all night wondering just how a 10-6 lead could have been squandered.

Woods earned just half a point from his four matches at Medinah –- a career low in a contest in which he has tasted victory just once in seven appearances.

“Tiger did not sleep a wink,” said Love. “It has been tough for all of us. I’m going to Las Vegas to play this week and I’m trying to find a bag without USA written on it!”

This week, Love is playing in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, where he talked about the reaction of the American players to their stunning loss in the Ryder Cup after holding a large lead going into the final day.

Love on Phil Mickelson:

Phil and Amy sat with [indiscernible] and I at the elevator. They were the last ones to leave the ninth floor, and we sat there for a half an hour and I finally realized they just didn't want to leave. They had a big airplane and were going home to see their kids, but didn't want to leave and it to be over. I think that's how most of us felt. It was hard not to get up Monday morning and put your team clothes on and go play again.

Love on Dustin Johnson:

In the end, I think Dustin Johnson said it best.  Everybody is feeling sorry for themselves and he says, Man, it's just golf.  They knocked in a bunch of putts and our lipped out.  There's nothing we can do about it.  You know, that really did sum it up.

Love on his captain's picks:

I'm happy with the decision. Now, I love Rickie Fowler and Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney. They are the future of the Ryder Cup. Sure, maybe they would have done better, but I love the team I had. They gave it their all. Most importantly, they represented their country on and off the golf course.

September 28, 2012

Truth & Rumors: McIlroy 'surprised' by Love's pairings

Posted at 9:28 AM by Mark Dee

Just because Rory McIlroy is playing in the Ryder Cup doesn't mean he's above the surprise and speculation we all feel when it comes to pairing announcements.

McIlroy, who was paired with Graeme McDowell against Americans Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk in the opening match, seemed a bit thrown by Davis Love III's foursome selections, according to ESPN UK:

"To be honest they are not the opponents we were expecting," McIlroy said. "We know that their team is so strong all the way through, but it was a little surprise to see a rookie in their first group.

"It is a great honour to lead Europe out in the Ryder Cup. We are going to go out there and get the blue on the board early."

Of course, that rookie is less than a week removed from winning $11.5 million dollars. Either way, let the games begin.

September 25, 2012

Ryder Cup Twitter roundup: Best tweets from players, WAGs and celebrities

Posted at 9:44 AM by

Players from both teams enjoy the days before competition begins:

Many of the players wives and girlfriends (WAGs) will be in attendance this week:

Celebs and fellow golfers share their Ryder Cup excitement and show their support:

Fans arrive to the course for practice rounds and the U.S. Past Captain/Celebrity Scramble:

RyderIG Ryderinsta1 Ryderinsta2 Ryderyfrog1

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Both U.S. and Europe team members express their excitement for the week as they arrive in Chigago:

Everyone on the plane to Chicago for RYDER CUP........... Yeh #Avit

— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) September 24, 2012

Let's go USA! So pumped for the Ryder Cup. Out at Medina right now!

— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) September 24, 2012

Just landed in Chicago. Enroute to team hotel. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Team get together this evening. #itbegins#Europe

— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) September 24, 2012

Just landed in Chicago!! #RyderCup

— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) September 24, 2012

Rory McIlroy looks back at his favorite moments from the 2010 Ryder Cup:

Rory McIlroy on WhoSay
September 17, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Women's British Open weather woes, Ryder Cup buzz and more

Posted at 5:08 PM by

LPGA Players endured extreme weather during the Women's British Open at Hoylake this weekend:

As the Ryder Cup approaches, excitement builds:

Arnold Palmer turned 83:

Both PGA and LPGA players tweeted about their favorite sports teams over the weekend, although Bradley was presumably less excited after the game:

September 06, 2012

Love says Michael Jordan and a ‘couple other guys’ will be hanging around U.S. team

Posted at 1:00 PM by Mark Dee

Anyone who's seen Space Jam knows that Michael Jordan has game -- or at least cartoon allies -- on the links.

Maybe that's why Davis Love III has invited the Bulls legend to serve as a motivator/assistant captain when the Ryder Cup returns to the Chicago area later this month. "I've talked to Michael," Love said during his Tuesday Ryder Cup press conference.  "Michael's going to be hanging around with Fred [Couples] probably a lot and be an influence."

Jordan served a similar role in the Presidents Cup for captain Couples, and now Love -- who was also on Couples's staff -- wants to recapture a little of His Airness's 90s magic:

One of the neatest things I ever saw in the Ryder Cup was Michael riding in the golf cart with Tom Kite. He came out to watch Freddie and I play and I thought that was one of the coolest things.

So I want my team, like Fred and I did, to get to see Michael. Rather than him sneaking around in the gallery, I want him to be seen and I want him to be in our team room, be hanging around and be a great influence.

Love mentioned that he'd like to have "a couple other guys" hanging around the team as well. It seems quite a few will also have the last name Love:

My brother, Mark, he and I are busy with another tournament at Sea Island two or three weeks after The Ryder Cup, so he's been helpful with everything I've done in golf and he's going to be there.  I told him, I just want you to sit in the cart and ride around with me and tell me what I'm supposed to be doing. He'll be a trusted advisor and he was probably a little too busy for the assistant captain's role.  He's going to be a big part of it, and obviously my whole family is going to be there.

Now doubt we'll hear more over the next few weeks about who will be riding in carts with Davis at Medinah. Expect a few more guest stars trying jockey for the best views.

Read the full transcript from Love's press conference at

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