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The Tour Report

August 18 2012

5:50 PM

Love wants to stop ‘silly mistakes’

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Davis Love III has already won the Wyndham Championship twice.

Love Both of those victories came at Forest Oaks Country Club, though. If the 48-year-old is to win a third on Sunday, Love will have to master a course in Sedgefield that puts a premium on shot-making instead of the powerful drives he can unleash.

"It really doesn't (suit me)," Love acknowledged. "Kind of like a lot of short, tight courses. I hit a lot of 2-irons off the tee and just try to get it in the fairway but it's tricky and I've done well at courses like Hilton Head and Colonial.
"I can get it around here but it's certainly not my style but I'm enjoying playing, The new greens are great -- hit good putts, they go in and I've been, like I said, I've been real close to shooting a low score every day."

Love fired his second-straight 66 on Saturday that could have been lower had he not turned a potential birdie hole into a double bogey when he hit his 8-iron at the seventh hole into the creek beside the green. That was the only blemish in a round that moved him to 11 under and within three strokes of the lead.

So can the wildly popular North Carolina product snap a victory drought of nearly four years on Sunday?

"Yeah, if I quit making silly mistakes," the U.S. Ryder Cup captain said. "I played real well this week and punished myself a couple times with silly mistakes or I'd be right there. Scores are going to be low. I just have to keep shooting low.”