Love Earns Lifetime Exemption with Win at Disney

Posted: November 10, 2008

Titleist Brand Ambassador Davis Love III won the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart, closing with a second consecutive 8-under 64 for a one-shot victory in the final PGA TOUR event of the year. Love scrambled for pars on the final two holes, including a tough bunker shot to 3 feet on the 18th, to hold off a late charge from the runner-up. Love, who finished at 25-under 263, saved the best for last, as his weekend 64s were both season-low rounds. The win was the first in more than two years for the 22-year PGA TOUR veteran who last won at the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (now the Wyndham Championship). It was also his 20th career victory, earning him a lifetime exemption on the PGA TOUR. Only three other active players have won more than 20 TOUR events.

Hear what Davis had to say in his post-victory interview by clicking on the video player below.

Davis Love III

Here's what Davis had in the bag for his 20th PGA Tour win:

Davis Love III
Golf Ball Pro V1x
909D3 (8.5°)
UST Proforce V2 75X
F3•05 prototype (13°)
UST Proforce V2 85X
906F3 prototype (18°)
UST Proforce V2 85X
Forged 680 (3-9)
True Temper Dynamic Gold X-100
Vokey Design wedges (50°, 55° & 60-E)
True Temper Dynamic Gold
Putter Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport


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Robert Sellman

Davis gave Bob Vokey a lot of credit for his win. Can you tell us the specs of his three wedges (i.e., shafts, loft, bounce)?

Robert Sellman

Does Davis use extra wraps under his grips and what is the length of set?


3 wood:

5 wood:



Robert Sellman

I like the traditional look of the 680 irons.  Is it possible to still get a set?

Robert Sellman

No extra wraps for Davis, just standard Golf Pride New Decade Multi-Compound 60R in Carolina Blue, logo underneath.


Driver: 45"

13° Fairway: 43"

18° Fairway: 42.25"

Irons: 0.25" longer than standard, 1° flat

Putter: 34"

Robert Sellman

As indicated above, Davis is using three Vokey Design wedges, all with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts.  The three models are:

200 Series 50° with about 5° bounce.

400 Series 56° bent to 55° with about 9° bounce.

Special Grind 60-E featuring a medium width sole, enhanced camber, softened trailing edge, and slight heel and toe relief.

Robert Sellman

Forged 680 iron sets are no longer available for custom order through <a href="" rel="nofollow">Authorized Titleist Golf Shops</a>.

Robert Sellman

What's the benefit of using a 50° wedge over the standard 52° gap and why bend a 56° to 55°?

Robert Sellman

What ball will Davis more than likely play next season now that the Pro V1 will not be available after 12/31/2008?

Robert Sellman

Davis has his 680 9-iron bent 1° weaker than standard to 45°.  He prefers 5° gaps in his wedges, and therefore uses a 50° Vokey for his pitching wedge, a 56° Vokey bent to 55° for his sand wedge, and a 60° Vokey for his lob wedge.

Robert Sellman

I notice the irons Davis uses are listed as 3-9.  The standard 9 iron loft is 40°.  The next wedge listed is 50°.  That is an unusually large gap between short clubs.  No pitching wedge (45°)?