by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show
When you’ve had the kind of career Davis Love II has, you really don’t owe anyone anything. Majors, Ryder Cups, Presidents Cups, etc……and then there was the 2012 Ryder Cup Captaincy. It was supposed to be an honor. One where you represent your country on your own home turf and after all of the other things I just mentioned, you’re being celebrated and appreciated by being in the positioni n the first place. Davis Love II is a very quiet, humble guy in the first place and couldn’t wait to take on the challenge of the Ryder Cup, surrounded by pals Freddie Couples, Jay Haas, Michael Jordan stopped by to help out as Assistant Captains and the team was good! …..And then they played the thing.
We all know what happened. The flip-side of the “Miracle at Brookline” has come to be known as the “Mistake at Medinah” has left Love III shaken, haunted. He took a sabbatical, shut-off his phone and apparently, started hitting golf balls. He remembered that he is still a player on the PGA Tour who competes well although he’s in that area between 45-50 where players often fade against the competition of the young guns, waiting for the regenerative opportunities offered by the advent of turning 50 and joining their brethren on the Champions Tour which has seemingly provided a Ponce de Leon quality to the careers of many-a-friend of Davis Love’s……the problem is that Davis Love isn’t so ready to go quietly into that goodnight – yet.
Love made it very clear that he intends on playing his way onto next Fall’s President’s Cup Team rather than accept Freddie’s offer to be an Assistant Captain. His resurgence began this week as he took the lead into this weekend at the McGladrey Classic, which had an unusually strong field for a Fall event with world class names and former major winners like Furyk, Cink, Leonard, Ben Crane, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson and Clubhouse favorite, David Toms.
In a Sunday shootout, it was not to be for DLIII, although he cashed a nice check. “Two-Gloves Tommy” Gainey edges David Toms, with Jim Furyk a shot back. Brendon DeJong and Love right there, a shot behind in fourth, tied with former Bob Hope winner, D.J. Trahan.
Locally your sports can be had weekly with “The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston” radio show on KNEWS 94.3 FM from 6 – 8 a.m. Guests o‘ plenty with lots of big surprises ahead so join me as we talk sports here in the valley and across the globe! We’ll be looking for you in The Clubhouse on Saturday mornings from 6-8 a.m. on KNEWS 94.3 FM……Heads Up!
Mike Livingston is the Host of The Clubhouse Radio Show on KNEWS 94.3 FM on Saturday Mornings from 6:00-8:00 a.m.; Additionally, Mike is the Director of Management for Personalized Property Management Company, in Cathedral City.