Captain Davis Love III: The Ride Of His Life

Golf World Editor-in-Chief Jaime Diaz takes you in depth with U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, as the U.S. attempts to wrestle the Ryder Cup back from the Europeans.

Released on 9/20/2012

Credits

Starring: Jaime Diaz

Transcript

00:03
I think Davis will be an excellent Ryder Cup Captain.
00:05
He'll have his own style,
00:06
I don't think he'll be like a hard-nose captain
00:08
like Dave Stockton was perhaps, or Hal Sutton.
00:10
I think he'll be a slightly softer captain
00:13
more about getting the players to relax.
00:15
Thinking about himself in his own Ryder Cup record
00:18
and how he played, he always felt he tried too hard.
00:20
He got a little tight because he wanted it so bad
00:22
for the other players and the occasion was so big,
00:25
so I think he'll be all about hey, let's have
00:27
the greatest week of our life, let's have fun
00:29
and we'll play better that way and we'll win that way
00:32
and he's had a very successful career.
00:33
Of course, he's won 20 times in the PGA Tour
00:35
and he's won one major championship,
00:37
contended in many of them, but I think
00:39
because he is one of those who has peers
00:42
and other sort of commentators felt was supremely gifted,
00:45
I think he'll go down as a slight under-achiever.
00:47
As a putter, he wasn't a great putter.
00:49
As a closer, he wasn't a great closer,
00:51
perhaps too nice a guy, but in every other way,
00:54
you know, one of the great talents we've ever seen.
00:57
I think he has realistically looked at himself
00:59
and his makeup and has accepted that perhaps
01:01
I wasn't really built to be a killer, so to speak,
01:05
to really not be a ruthless winner as often
01:07
as maybe others have been with similar ability
01:10
or even less ability.
01:11
Davis is very other oriented, he likes serving,
01:14
he likes doing things for others much more
01:16
than the average tour player, frankly.
01:19
Personally, Davis is looking at this Ryder Cup as sort of
01:22
the pinnacle of his career, especially with a victory.
01:24
I hope he's remembered more for his game.
01:26
I think this'll be gratifying for him because of the kind
01:29
of guy he is but to me, he's always gonna go down
01:31
as a great player first.
01:33
(acoustic guitar music)
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