Love Earns Lifetime Exemption with Win at Disney

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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20 Replies

  1. Robert Sellman

    I had the opportunity to follow Davis at Grayhawk two weeks before Disney.  He played well, but more importantly, I was impressed by how he carried himself on the golf course.  As spectators wished him good luck, Davis would look each of them in the eye and say, "thank you."   His lifetime exemption is well deserved.

  2. Robert Sellman

    Please see the <a href=" rel="nofollow">Titleist Pro V1 litigation fact sheet at</a> for responses to frequently asked questions about the litigation.

  3. Robert Sellman

    What was this about the Pro V1 not being able to be used after the new year?

  4. Robert Sellman

    Congrats on your lifetime exemption.

  5. Robert Sellman

    I notice that Davis always plays the newest Titleist irons when they first get released but then goes back to the 680s.  Being a Titleist Brand Ambassador, is it in his contract to endorse the company's latest product for a certain amount of time or does he just prefer the older model blades compared to the newer ones? Thanks.

  6. Robert Sellman

    What Titleist club is best for breaking sprinkler heads? That was a Vokey, right?

    Just messin' with ya - congrats on the lifetime exemption to a competitor and a gentleman!


  7. Robert Sellman

    What is Davis' swing speed with the driver and if you know his approximate launch angle, I would like to know that also.

  8. Robert Sellman

    In addition to making consistent gaps, bending a wedge to a stronger loft also reduces bounce. This can be a big issue. Fairway consistency (soft vs. firm) changes bounce requirements. Sometimes it's just a matter of taste. Also bear in mind that touring pros often change their clubs depending on the golf course and the yardages needed on approach shots. I am a 0 handicap and by no stretch of the imagination play at Love's level. I do, however, vary my 14 clubs according to where I'm playing, tees being used, length of the course and turf conditions.

  9. Robert Sellman

    From the <a href=" rel="nofollow">Acushnet Company press release responding to the Pro V1 court ruling as posted on</a>:

    <blockquote>“We strongly disagree with the judge’s ruling and will file an appeal and seek relief from the injunction,” said Joe Nauman, executive vice president, corporate and legal of Acushnet.  “However, it’s important to recognize that this ruling will not have any impact on our ability to supply our customers with Pro V1 golf balls because of the following actions which we have undertaken.  In September 2008, we converted production of the existing Pro V1 models so that they are outside of the patents in question; and we have also developed and will be introducing new and improved Titleist Pro V1 products in the first quarter of 2009 that are also outside the scope of the patents in question."</blockquote>

  10. Robert Sellman

    Please see the <a href="#comment-54351" rel="nofollow">comment below</a> regarding Davis' wedges.  Also, the standard loft of most Titleist 9-irons is either 43° or 44°.

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