The 2017 U.S. Open started on Monday and ends on June 18, Father’s Day and this year we got to see something different, a PGA Tour veteran caddying.
The major championship winner Davis Love III had decided to caddy the U.S. Open for his son Davis Love IV’s debut.
“He goes, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa. This is my job this week,” Love IV said when talking about his father. “
“He’s played 23 U.S. Opens,” said Love IV. “He’s seen every single possible thing you can ever see on a golf course, so that was pretty much a no-brainer for me.”
Back in is days, Love III “won the PGA Championship in 1997 at Winged Foot. He is a two-time Ryder Cup captain who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this fall.“
Love IV is getting started… he jumped off with a finish in Alabama that turned him pro that qualified him for the U.S. Open.
Love IV said, “I would say the only thing that’s holding me back is my lack of experience. I went to Alabama for five years and played one healthy seasons of golf. My dad jokes that I’m 23 years old by I’m 19 in golf.”
It’s a role reversal for the father/son duo… Love IV has caddied for his father before and his father helped out during his ammeter years, but this is different. “For the first two days it felt weird having him do the things that I’m usually doing for him, you know, handing him a golf ball or cleaning a club,” Love IV said.