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Casey Grice Makes LPGA Tour Debut
Casey Grice will make her LPGA Debut at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Thursday. Grice earned her LPGA Tour Card for the 2016 season by finishing in the top 10 of earnings during the Symetra Tour in 2015. Grice is the first former Tar Heel to earn LPGA Tour status through the Symetra Tour.
Casey Grice Earns LPGA Tour Card For 2016
Former North Carolina women’s golfer Casey Grice finished ninth in the Symetra Tour earnings list on Sunday, earning an LPGA Tour card for the 2016 year. Grice is one of 10 Symetra Tour players to earn an LPGA Tour card this year, and is the first Tar Heel to ever earn one through the Symetra Tour’s earnings list.
Q&A With Carolina Junior Carter Jenkins
Carter Jenkins finished second at the Primland Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 29, two strokes off the lead. He led the Tar Heels to the team championship as UNC shot 18-under-par for the tournament to beat Auburn and Wake Forest. Jenkins tied the all-time UNC record for 18 holes with a 63 in the second round. He was 9-under-par for the round, which is the best score to par ever by a Tar Heel.
Carter Jenkins Sets UNC 18-Hole Record As Tar Heels Win At Primland
Junior Carter Jenkins set the all-time UNC 18-holes record with a second round 9-under par 63 and the UNC men’s golf team shot 9-under 279 for the second consecutive round to win the weather-shortened Primland Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. The event was played at the Highland Course, a par-72, 7,053-yard layout. The Tar Heels won by five strokes over Auburn and 11 strokes over host Wake Forest.
Davis Love: I can still play
Love, 51, proved much to himself. After five surgeries and whispers that he should probably just stay on the Champions Tour, Love said he wasn’t through by a long shot — mainly because he wanted at least one more crack at the Masters and The Players Championship, which he won twice but hasn’t played since 2013. "I’m excited about going forward,” said Love.
Davis Love III Puts $5.15 Million Georgia Home On The Market
The third-oldest golfer to ever win a PGA Tour event is putting his plantation-style Georgia home on the market. Davis Love III, next year's U.S. Ryder Cup captain and winner of last week's Wyndham Championship, listed his $5.15 million St. Simons Island, Georgia, home for sale.
Former Tar Heel Davis Love III: ‘Maybe I can play a few more years’ (audio)
The 51-year-old also said that he has maintained ties to his alma mater. “I’m really more connected (to UNC) now than I have been over my last 20 years, so I’m excited about both Carolina golf and Carolina sports and being involved,” Love said. “As they say, Tar Heel born, Tar Heel bred. I’m excited to be a part of that community.”
Davis Love III Fired Up For PGA Playoffs, 2016 Ryder Cup (audio)
This week on The Sports Hub Golf Club, Hardy talks with longtime PGA veteran Davis Love III. Love talked about the excitement of being in the PGA playoffs, working through foot surgery in April, the reminders of his age offered by fellow tour players, the 2016 Ryder Cup, and much more.
Davis Love III’s win at 51 is a golf tale everyone can love
As a player on the PGA Tour, Davis Love III was an afterthought a week ago. It’s not that the 51-year-old Love was irrelevant. He is, after all, the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain. And, before last week, he did have 20 career PGA Tour wins, including one major championship — credentials that eventually will land him in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Davis Love III's Wyndham victory will help U.S. in 2016 Ryder Cup
Davis Love III earned his 21st PGA Tour win Sunday, and that victory may just help the U.S. team win the Ryder Cup in 2016. This in no way implies that Love will make the team and be a playing captain. It goes deeper than that. In 2014, Tom Watson seemed to be the perfect captain for the U.S. team with the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. His four British Open victories gave him instant credibility and most thought his knowledge of how to play the links course could lead the U.S. to victory.
For Davis Love III, a legendary career started with humility
The ACC Golf Championship in 1983 was staged in Rocky Mount. I approached UNC Golf Coach Devon Brouse about interviewing his No. 1 player, junior John Inman. Brouse strongly advised that I should also talk with his star freshman. I didn’t know this at the time, but Davis Love III had already won a collegiate golf tournament -- at MacGregor Downs no less.
10 Things to Know about Wyndham Champ Davis Love III
Davis Love III is the winner of the 2015 Wyndham Championship. Here are ten things you may not know about this year's champion. He's the third oldest player to win a PGA Event: At 51 years, 4 months, and 10 days, Love trails Sam Snead and Art Wall on the all time oldest winners list. Ironically, Snead set his record for oldest champion here in Greensboro in 1965 at 52 years, 10 months and 8 days.
Love: 'This is very, very sweet'
Davis Love III walked down the hill of Sedgefield’s 18th fairway, driver still in hand, using the long club as a walking stick. He’s 51 years old and his surgically repaired foot hurts. “My doctor said, ‘Look, it’s going to hurt, and you just keep doing what you’re doing, keep working on it and I promise you there’s nothing wrong with it,’?” Love said. “… That gave me the confidence to go back to the range and work on my game.”
Ed Hardin: Davis Love saves us again
Davis Love. The third. In a fitting finish to one of the best Wyndham Championships we've ever seen, a favorite son of Carolina came through when we needed him most. Love, a legacy who came here and saved us before, came through again today when we lost Tiger Woods on the back nine and left the largest gallery in tournament history to find its way home.
Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd time
Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods' season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore. Love — who started at No. 186 — played himself into The Barclays by earning 500 FedEx Cup points and $972,000 in prize money.