Sunday, November 9

Love Triumphs

(Erik Anestad/Flickr)


IT WAS THE WIN of a lifetime. Sort of.

By notching his 20th career win today at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, Davis Love earned a lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour. Lifetime. That’s got to be sweet for an established player who has been struggling recently just to hang on to his tour card.

After 54 holes, however, Davis was focused on just one thing.

“I just want to play to win,” he said. “I'm not playing for any exemption.”

Love’s first title in more than two years was a one-shot victory over Tommy Gainey. He shot 64-64 on the weekend and will pocket $828,000.

Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson are the only active players to have won more than 20 PGA Tour events.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

14 STIX said...

Was I the only one cringing every time Kelly Tilghman said 'The win of a lifetime'? Or was it 'Love for a lifetime'? Either way, even Jim Nance thought that sounded contrived. Gahh, can't wait for golf coverage to return to CBS and NBC.

-DA
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The Armchair Golfer said...

I guess I continued that "lifetime" line of thinking. Actually, I didn't see the TV coverage.