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Davis Milton Love III was born on the 13th April 1964, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and is a professional golf player who is well known for winning the 1997 Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) Championship as well as another 20 events on the PGA Tour. He also won the highly ranked Players Championship twice, in 1992 and in 2003, and was the US Ryder Cup team captain in 2012 and 2016.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this decorated golfer has accumulated so far? How rich Davis Love III is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Davis’ net worth, as of early 2017, is $35 million, acquired through his professional golfer’s career and subsequent business activities, which has been active since 1985.
Davis Love III Net Worth $35 million
Davis Love III was born to Helen and Davis Love, Jr. – a former professional golfer – so it is no wonder that he successfully followed his father’s footsteps. He attended Glynn Academy High School in Brunswick, Georgia and later enrolled at the University of North Carolina where he began his collegiate golf career by being names named All-American three-times, as well as being the Atlantic Coast Conference Champion in 1984. The following year Davis turned pro, and soon after established himself as a prominent young player. In 1987, he won his first PGA Tour event, at the MCI Heritage Golf Classic, and this success provided the basis for his now quite respectable, overall net worth.
Davis Love III continued with good form throughout the 1990s, and in 1997 won his biggest professional achievement so far – the 1997 PGA Championship title which increased his overall net worth by a sum of $470,000; ann interesting fact is that this was the last major golf championship that was won with wooden-headed ‘woods’. In 2004, at the Mercedes Championship (nowadays known as Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Davis set the second longest drive record in the history of golf, with 435 m (476 yards), just 35 m (39 yards) shorter than the world record set by Mike Austin in 1974. Apart from those already mentioned above, Davis won the 2015 Wyndham Championship, which not only made him the third oldest PGA tour winner at the age of 51, but it also increased his overall net worth by $972,000.
For his contribution to the world of professional golf as well as for his professional accomplishments, Davis Love III will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in September 2017.
Besides playing golf, Davis Love III founded a golf course architecture company in 1994, named Love Golf Design. In the company’s portfolio there are several courses mainly in the southeast of the USA, including flagship courses such as Ocean Creek on Fripp Island, South Carolina as well as Dunes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In 1997, a book “Every Shot I Take” honoring his late father and his lessons about golf as well as life, was published and, for this book, Davis Love III was honored with United States Golf Association’s International Book Award. It is certain that all these ventures have contributed to the overall amount of Davis’ net worth by a large margin.
When it comes to his personal life, Davis Love III has been married to Robin since 1986, with whom he has a son – Davis Love IV known as Dru who has also become a professional golfer, and daughter Alexia.