ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.– Davis Love III had actually simply completed the most significant round of golf he’s played in 3 months, however as rivals are susceptible to do, he might just concentrate on an unfortunate bogey atNo 16.
“My caddie gave me the wrong club,” he smiled.
Love was bring his own bag.
Most of the gamers in Friday’s Back 2 Golf Challenge at Sea Island Resort were bring their own bags as they prepare to go back to competitors next week.
The occasion, which includes 20 two-man groups comprised of one PGA Tour gamer and one Korn Ferry Tour gamer, is a tune-up for those who have actually been sidelined because the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March.
“It’s the longest I’ve gone without playing a professional event since college,” stated J.T. Poston, who was connected for the private lead after a 4-under 66 and alone in top place with Ben Kohles in the group part of the occasion. “It’s actually been nice just getting a chance to take a break. I took some time off but started playing again about a month ago so I should be ready to go.”
Love, who is simply a stroke off the private lead, isn’t in the field at next week’s Charles Schwab Challenge however he prepares to play the following 3 Tour occasions and considers today’s occasion a possibility to get rid of some rust.
“Somebody said to me, ‘Have you ever taken this much time off from golf?’ I said, ‘Hey, a lot. But it’s usually after a big surgery or injury,’” Love stated. “This is fantastic. I wager they have actually had 10 of these[tournaments] It’s capitalizing of having numerous men around to have this level of competitors on a course [Seaside] that hosts a Tour occasion.”
Love isn’t the only significant champ in the field at Sea Island, nor is he the only previous U.S. Ryder Cup captain. Jim Furyk was likewise connected for 4th location at 3 under after getting a last-minute call from Love Friday afternoon.
“I’ve been trying to put myself in positions like today where you’re trying to shoot a score,” Furyk stated. “You’re trying to get some competition and push myself and I feel like my game has come around.”
Sea Island will contribute $5,000 to the Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Emergency Needs Fund in the name of the private champ.