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Father of the Year: Davis Love is carrying his son’s bag at the U.S. Open

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Ernie Els pointed out Davis Love III’s resume now reads in part: “Ryder Cup captain. PGA champion. [PGA Tour] caddie.”

Why is it that Love, who missed out on U.S. Open qualifying at the Columbus qualifier, will be carrying a bag this week? Well, another Love did make it through qualifying.

Love’s son, Davis Love IV, otherwise known as Dru, qualified for his first U.S. Open, making it as an alternate from the Georgia sectional.

This will be Love III’s 24th U.S. Open appearance, and his first as a caddie, obviously.

Dru Love graduated from Alabama and is now making his bid for the Tour.

“I’ve played with a bunch of 19- and 20-year-olds, But it makes me feel old that he’s playing.” – Davis LOVE III

Love III has made the cut in 16 of his 23 U.S. Open appearances with five top-10 finishes. He tied for 29th in his most recent U.S. Open effort: 2012 at the Olympic Club.

This will be Dru Love’s second PGA Tour start. He teed it up at the RSM Classic in 2015, missing the cut.

A quick glance at the books: Dru is listed between 1500-1 and 2000-1 at most major sites, so it doesn’t seem like Vegas thinks DL III carrying his sticks is going to make much difference. But what better way to get thrown into the fire of major championship competition than with your dad/a major champion on the bag playing the most mentally challenging of the four majors?

While DL IV is almost certain to miss the cut, his father is doing the young golfer’s career a great service by volunteering to schlep his sticks around Erin Hills. You have to applaud him for doing the duty…and enduring the inevitable “Hey, nice of your son to give you a job!” jokes that will be more prevalent than Erin Hills’ fescue.

Tough to imagine what would be better for the pair than spending Father’s Day playing in the U.S. Open together. Gotta be rooting for Team Love.

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  1. OhioGolfDude

    Jun 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Ben, this is such a better story than the exaggerated fescue at Erin Hills this week. Very cool

  2. Jacked_Loft

    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    What a great gesture. Who could shank this?

  3. rebfan73

    Jun 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Nice!!!! I like it….

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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