Tuesday, December 11

Davis Love Tapped for Bob Jones Award

By USGA

DL III  (Allison)
THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION (USGA) announced the selection of Davis Love III as the recipient of the 2013 Bob Jones Award.

Presented annually since 1955, the Award is the USGA’s highest honor and recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.

“Throughout his impressive career, Davis has distinguished himself with his sense of fair play, integrity and reverence for the game’s traditions,” said USGA President Glen D. Nager. “His passion for the game, as well as the values and principles that guide his everyday life, are emblematic of the characteristics that the Bob Jones Award seeks to identify. Golf and all those who play it are inspired by Davis' example.”

Love, 48, will receive the Bob Jones Award during the USGA’s Annual Meeting, to be held in San Diego on February 2, 2013.

The winner of 20 PGA Tour events, Love is one of the greatest players of his generation. In addition to capturing the 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club, Love is a two-time winner of The Players Championship, in 1992 and 2003. He also was captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Bob Jones Award Recipients

1955 — Francis Ouimet / 1956 — William C. Campbell / 1957 — Mildred D. Zaharias / 1958 — Margaret Curtis / 1959 — Findlay S. Douglas / 1960 — Charles Evans Jr. / 1961 — Joseph B. Carr / 1962 — Horton Smith / 1963 — Patty Berg / 1964 — Charles Coe / 1965 — Glenna Collett Vare / 1966 — Gary Player / 1967 — Richard S. Tufts / 1968 — Robert B. Dickson / 1969 — Gerald H. Micklem / 1970 — Roberto de Vicenzo / 1971 — Arnold Palmer / 1972 — Michael Bonallack / 1973 — Gene Littler / 1974 — Byron Nelson / 1975 — Jack Nicklaus / 1976 — Ben Hogan / 1977 — Joseph C. Dey Jr. / 1978 — Bing Crosby & Bob Hope / 1979 — Tom Kite / 1980 — Charles Yates / 1981 — JoAnne Carner / 1982 — William J. Patton / 1983 — Maureen Ruttle Garrett / 1984 — R. Jay Sigel / 1985 — Fuzzy Zoeller / 1986 — Jess Sweetser / 1987 — Tom Watson / 1988 — Isaac B. Grainger / 1989 — Chi Chi Rodriguez / 1990 — Peggy Kirk Bell / 1991 — Ben Crenshaw / 1992 — Gene Sarazen / 1993 — P.J. Boatwright Jr. / 1994 — Lewis Oehmig / 1995 — Herbert Warren Wind / 1996 — Betsy Rawls / 1997 — Fred Brand Jr. / 1998 — Nancy Lopez / 1999 — Edgar Updegraff / 2000 — Barbara McIntire / 2001 — Thomas Cousins / 2002 — Judy Rankin / 2003 — Carol Semple Thompson / 2004 — Jackie Burke Jr. / 2005 — Nick Price / 2006 — Jay Haas / 2007 — Louise Suggs / 2008 — George H.W. Bush / 2009 — O. Gordon Brewer Jr. / 2010 — Mickey Wright / 2011 — Lorena Ochoa / 2012 — Annika Sorenstam / 2013 — Davis Love III

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