Davis Love III's son wins first college tournament on day he's named Ryder Cup captain

Dru Love and Davis Love III
Dru Love, who won the 2012 PNC Father-Son Challenge with dad Davis Love III, now has an NCAA Division I title to his credit as well.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 7:13 p.m.
Davis Love III is dominating the golf headlines today after being named captain of the U.S. team for the 2016 Ryder Cup. In his own household, however, he's happily sharing the spotlight with his oldest son, Dru.
 
A few hours before Love took the stage at PGA National, Dru – whose real name is Davis Love IV – nailed down his first individual victory as a member of the Alabama golf team. A redshirt sophomore, he drained a 15-foot putt on the final hole of the Puerto Rico Classic to share medalist honors with Scott Vincent of Virginia Tech at 7-under 209 in the 54-hole tournament.
 
The individual victory (Georgia captured the team title) marked the high point of Love's college career, which has been marked by a string of injuries – first to his right ankle, then later to his right wrist – that have kept him from playing a bigger role as the Crimson Tide won the last two NCAA Championships in a row. 
 
"Every time I got hurt I felt like I was getting better, close to where I wanted to be," Dru told Ryan Lavner at the Golf Channel. "It's pretty good motivation, sitting in the rehab facility with all of our trainers and watching my phone, seeing our guys shoot 5 under and win tournaments by 20 while squeezing a ball hundreds of times."
 
 
Dru – who won the 2012 PNC Father/Son Challenge with his dad – played his way onto the travel team last fall, and carded a couple of top-10 finishes, which amounted to a "coming-out party," Alabama Coach Jay Seawell told the Golf Channel. His victory today came in his fourth start for the Tide.
 
As you might expect, Love had some sage advice for his son. Before he teed off, Love texted him a simple message:
 
"You’re ready. Just go get 'em. Take dead aim."
 
That, Lavner explained, is the advice that famed PGA instructor Harvey Penick gave Dru's grandfather, Davis Love Jr., and which has now been passed down to Dru.