Davis Love IV To Make Pro Debut At US Open

Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8866288e) Davis Love IV 117th US Open Championship, Hartford, USA - 13 Jun 2017 Davis Love IV of the US hits from the fairway on the third hole during a practice round at the 117th US Open Championship at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin, USA, 13 June 2017. The tournament will be played 15 June thorough 18 June.

One of the most experienced golfers in the professional golf scene will be at the US Open this week but in a very different way. Davis Love III will be a caddy for his son during the US Open, which appropriately takes place on Fathers’ Day weekend.

Davis Love III, who has competed in 23 US Opens, will be the caddy for his son Davis Love IV. This marks the third person in the Love family to have competed in this major.

The younger member of the family got into the event through a recent qualifier. The event is especially one that Davis Love III and Davis Love Jr. alike have been relatively competitive in over the years. This will add to the interest that comes with the US Open this coming season.

About the Younger

Davis Love IV, who also goes under the name Dru Love, recently turned pro. He had been competing as an amateur golfer at the University of Alabama.

He competed in the Georgia qualifier and had a strong enough of a performance in the event to officially qualify for the US Open.  The event was one of many around the country that allowed professional and amateur golfers alike to compete to get into the main major.

This is much different from his father who finished eight spots out of a position to qualify for the event. He had been struggling with back issues for much of the year and had not actually tried to qualify to get into the US Open until he started working as a caddy for his son.

Dru Love had been competing in a number of amateur competitions over the years and has been successful at those. Love’s participation in the US Open this year comes as he had to compete for an open space and had to be chosen among the alternates to get into this year’s event.

He will be one of the first golfers to compete at the event. He will tee off from the first hole at 7:56am Eastern time. This is the second grouping of the day. Love will be competing with Andres Romero and Brice Garrett.

Family Tradition

The newest member of the Love family to compete in the PGA is the third to have done so. Davis Love Jr. had competed in the US Open six times and was also a golfing instructor for a number of years.

Davis Love III has more than thirty years of experience on the PGA Tour. A recent inductee in the World Golf Hall of Fame, he won the 1997 PGA Championship and was the runner-up in the 1995 and 1999 Masters. He holds 38 wins in his career and more than $44 million in winnings.

The qualification of Davis Love IV into the 2017 US Open ensures that the Love family name will continue to be a key part of the event. The younger Love is not expected to be a betting favorite due to his late entry into the event but is expected to be a popular golfer to watch for.

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