It’s no secret that Davis Love III is a long-time insider with the powers that are at the PGA Tour — aka The Sheriff Of Nottingham (commish Jay Monahan) and his band of jolly henchmen.
Love III has been on the payroll as a “Player Director” on the PGA Tour’s tax returns, earning as much as $500,000 for the ceremonial position. So yes, DL III is the ultimate company man, something CBS overlooked when they hired him to be your basic “impartial” analyst.
Love III is also a shining example of PGA Tour nepotism of the highest order.
Love III’s kid — Dru — is trying to make it in professional golf but hasn’t had any real success. He’s wallowing on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, shot 60-71 in an event then mysteriously withdrew — no details.
So there was DLIII’s kid in the field at the RSM Classic once again — in all, dad has got him sponsor’s exemptions into 19, count ’em 19 — PGA Tour events and the kid hasn’t broken an egg. This past week Dru shot 73-69 in his backyard, you’d figure he’d have a shot at making the cut on courses he knows very well. But no, Dru shot 73-69, even par and missed the cut by four shots.
Daddy Davis played as well, shot 73-69, even par, and missed the cut as well. Dad’s got an excuse — he’s old.
Nineteen events? PGA Tour nepotism at it’s finest.
Sadly, the dogs have vetoed putting Love III into the Dog House — they didn’t want him around, they feared he’d bring his own dog with him and show it overwhelming favoritism.