Ryder Cup beginning of busy stretch as Love pitches in for new tournament

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After serving as an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup, Davis Love III will race home to Sea Island, Ga., where he is an unofficial host of the PGA Tour's new McGladrey Classic.
Doug Ferguson
Associated Press


Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | 9:57 p.m.

Davis Love III figures to have plenty on his plate the next two weeks -- first as an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup, then getting home to Sea Island where he is an unofficial host of the new McGladrey Classic, to be played Oct. 7-10.

Love went to the Deutsche Bank Championship equipped with 50 brochures to put in players' lockers, along with a list of 15 players the tournament asked him to personally invite.

"We just started on the push for tickets," he said. "We don't need a lot, but ticket sales are going to make or break us for the charity dollars. It's going to be a great field in a different time of the year."

Among those living in the area and expected to play are Love, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Jonathan Byrd, along with Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III and Brandt Snedeker.

Love was still trying to get Jim Furyk, who lives about an hour away in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He considers that a long shot.

"If it was in Jacksonville the week after the Ryder Cup, I'm not sure I would play," Love said with a laugh.