Davis Love III to miss Pebble Beach after 29 years
The most enduring accomplishment of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am may have ended last week on a bunny slope at an Idaho ski resort.
Davis Love III, who last year joined Peter Jacobsen, Craig Stadler and Roger Maltbie at the top of the AT&T’s longevity list with 29 tournament starts, broke his collarbone in three places in a snowboarding accident in Sun Valley.
Love, 52, who won the AT&T in 2001 and 2003, was preparing to split a full 2017 season on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. But he will now recover for eight weeks at his home in Georgia before an anticipated return to competition in April.
The 2017 AT&T will be held Feb. 9-12 at Pebble Beach Golf Link, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course).
“It was on the bunny slope,” Love told Golf.com of the awkward fall. “That’s where these accidents happen.”
Victorious as the 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Love was also recently selected to the World Golf Hall of Fame and will be inducted in September.
Love has 21 PGA Tour titles, most recently at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. He hadn’t won in eight years, but at age 51 he became the third oldest winner in PGA Tour history.
Love first played in the AT&T in 1986. He missed the cut for three straight years before a tie for 36th in 1989.
In addition to his two titles, Love has five other top-10 finishes and 18 additional top-25 finishes in his AT&T tenure. He also missed the cut nine times.
With his two PGA Tour tournaments this season, both last November, Love has 735 career starts and earnings of more than $44 million in his 31-year career. He finished tied for 66th last year at the AT&T at 2-over par 289.
Whether Love plans to play in the 2018 AT&T is unknown.