I'd love to love ya Love...but I can't...I won't....So don't ram it down my throat.
Poor Davis Love the 3rd - his Masters streak will end this week after he doesn't win the Shell Houston Open.
For four days (if he makes the cut) we'll hear all about how it's so sad that Love x 3 won't tee it up at Augusta for the first time since 1990, how he's a great guy, how he's great for the game, how talented he is blah blah blah.
OK - the guy is...or was...good. He's won 19 times on the PGA Tour, 31 times total.
But how are golfers defined? By majors. He has one. Which is great for him. But so does Shaun Micheel. And Todd Hamilton. So does Rich Beem...Paul Lawrie....Wayne Grady....Jeff Sluman....David Duval...Justin Leonard...Olin Dutra...Art Wall, Jr...Cyril Walker...the list goes on.
And it's a good list - it's really hard to win a major. But for all the fawning The Davis gets, you figure he should have won at least two.
You know who has more majors than DL3? John Daly....Andy North...Hubert Green...John Henry Taylor...Denny Shute...
Who are they?
Really good players, obviously, but c'mon. The last time DL3 was relevant for an entire season was 2003, when he won four times - but even then he missed the cut in two majors.
I guess you can say he was "a factor" in the majors as late as '05 (t6 at the US Open, t4 at the PGA Championship) but he's had more missed more cuts (13) than top 10 finishes (8) in majors the last seven years.