ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Friday was a mixed bag for Team Love at the RSM Classic, with host Davis Love III making the cut at 2 under and son, Dru, missing the weekend after an eventful closing nine.
Dru Love moved to 3 under for the week through 11 holes on a blustery day at Sea Island Resort, but bogeyed the par-3 third hole (he began his day on the 10th) and never recovered.
“Today I wish I was caddying,” said Davis Love, who was paired with his son for the first two rounds. “I was tempted to do something to disrupt him, because he pulled 2-iron on [No.] 3 and it was too much club. He tried to hit a little dinky 2-iron in there and he pulled it over the green in a bad place.”
The younger Love, a junior at the University of Alabama playing this week’s event on a sponsor exemption, played his final seven holes in 6 over to miss the weekend in his first PGA Tour start.
Davis Love shot his second-consecutive 70 to make the cut on the number, but admitted he was more interested in how Dru played for two days.
“I keep telling him, you're good enough to win some tournaments,” Love said. “Most people that are struggling, they don't ever win. Sometimes you win and sometimes you play bad, but at least you can win when you get a chance. He'll learn a lot from it.”