Davis Love Jr.

Davis Milton Love Jr. (September 19, 1935 – November 14, 1988) was an American professional golfer. He finished tied for sixth place in the 1969 Open Championship and was the father of tour pro Davis Love III.[2]

Davis Love Jr.
Personal information
Full nameDavis Milton Love Jr.
Born(1935-09-19)September 19, 1935
DiedNovember 14, 1988(1988-11-14) (aged 53)
Sporting nationality United States
SpousePenta Burgin Love[1]
ChildrenDavis III, Mark
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Professional wins4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT34: 1964
PGA ChampionshipT55: 1967
U.S. OpenT14: 1963
The Open ChampionshipT6: 1969

Love played college golf at the University of Texas in Austin under head coach Harvey Penick and spent most of his professional career as a golf pro and teaching professional.[3]

Love was among four killed in a private plane crash while approaching Jacksonville International Airport through fog.[4][5] He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.[3]

Professional winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament 68
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament T34
U.S. Open CUT T14 43 CUT
The Open Championship T6
PGA Championship CUT T55 T63
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open 72 CUT CUT
The Open Championship 55
PGA Championship CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place


  1. ^ Love, Davis III; Bamberger, Michael (1997). "Every shot I take". Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781476725147.
  2. ^ Litke, Jim (August 18, 1997). "Love overcomes disappointments". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. South Carolina. Associated Press. p. B4.
  3. ^ a b "Davis Love, Jr". Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Crash claims four". Bryan Times. Ohio. UPI. November 14, 1988. p. 14.
  5. ^ Fields, Bill (November 3, 2008). "Lost In The Fog". Golf Digest.

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