Davis Love III was almost home on St. Simons Island, Georgia, when he saw a text from Tiger Woods pop up on his phone recently.
The message was simple. The two needed to talk.
“I’m free all weekend,” Love responded.
“How about now?” Woods answered.
“I figured he needs something, so I better call him,” Love remembers.
Woods had a simple message to deliver: Love had been chosen to captain the 2022 United States Presidents Cup team at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, the city where Love was born in 1964.
“He just laid it out right there,” Love says.
Love then asked Woods who told him to make the call. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan had given Woods, the past captain, the honor of delivering the news.
“Should I call Jay?” Love asked.
“You can,” Love remembers Woods saying, “but it’s your job. You can mull it over but it’s the right thing to do.”
“I thought we talked about this,” Love said.
“No, we decided. You’re going to be captain in Charlotte,” Woods said.
Love thought Woods might keep...
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