What they said: Davis Love III

October 19, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

MORE INTERVIEWS: McGladrey Classic transcript archive Q. Thank you, Davis Love III. You have a new putter, and I want you to tell me about that, but obviously you used it to great effect on this day to get yourself on the top of the leaderboard.

DAVIS LOVE III: Yeah. I made a few. I missed a few as well, but yeah, I've been messing around with this putter for well over a year. I just haven't had the nerve to put it in play.

Q. So why did you??

DAVIS LOVE III: Well, when I got home I've had it with me. I had it at Medinah a couple days putting. I've had it on the practice green a lot.

But I had two pro ams this week. So I said this is the best time, my home greens, two pro ams where I have to keep score. So I tried it out and the first day I used it I made eight birdies. So it worked.

My brother's been trying to convince me to try something completely different. Just go completely opposite of what you've been doing. And it's working. I feel pretty confident with it, and I'm hitting them more solid and that's the main thing. I felt like the last couple of weeks I wasn't quite catching them solid.

Q. Is it really Brian Bateman's belly putter that you're using??

DAVIS LOVE III: Well, back at our manager's office there's a lot of extra putters. So my son and I tend to rifle through them all the time.

My brother went in there and got a long putter, a belly putter, Brian's belly that was short enough, but it wouldn't touch for me, and a couple of other things for me to try after the British Open last year, and this is the only one that I've kept, so I hope Brian's not watching because I stole his putter.

Q. What are the chances that you can ride this putter and the play that you have to a victory at this event that obviously means so much to you??

DAVIS LOVE III: Well, I'm hitting the ball real well. I wouldn't say I've gotten everything out of the way. I've hit the ball. But it's my home course and I kind of know my way around it, so hopefully I can keep it going.