Father Knows Best: DL4 Goes Low With Help From Dad

No doubt busy with nonstop U.S. Open prep, it is entirely possible that Davis Love IV has not had time to shop for a Father’s Day present.

 
However, if the man who goes by “Dru” plays round two the way he played round one at Erin Hills, where he shot a 1-under 71, he will give his legendary father, Davis Love III, an incredible gift: the opportunity to caddy for him in the final round of this year’s U.S. Open.

With DL3 on the bag, Dru was one of the most pleasant surprises of the first round, putting himself in great position to make the cut and play the weekend.


Bullets

  • Impressive First Start: Dru Love, who made the U.S. Open field via sectional qualifying, was incredible in his first ever major championship round, riding four birdies to a 1-under 71.
  • Unexpected: Dru largely struggled in his collegiate career at Alabama, but looked like he belonged on Thursday, carding just three bogeys, despite having to hit out of the famously-deep fescue three times.
  • Famous Caddy: His father, the famous Davis Love III, is working as Dru’s caddy this week. DLIII has played in 23 U.S. Open, with a five top 10s and a high finish of T2, which he achieved in 1996.

Quotable

“If he hadn’t been there to tell me to hit pitching wedge, I would have soared it into the grandstands, so he definitely saved me a few shots today.”
Davis Love IV on the 17th hole, talking about the positive influence of having his father on the bag.


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer.



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