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Q&A: Golfing legend Davis Love on career, what's next ahead of Hall of Fame inductionTar Heel and golf legend Davis Love III was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame Thursday. A head of the ceremony, Dave Cordero, director of communications for World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, interviews Loved about his career, the sport and competitors' records. Here is an excerpt from the interview: (Jacksonville Business Journal)
Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 PercentUNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)
Davis Love III still battling on PGA Tour at 52Even though he is 52, Davis Love III has no plans to play a full schedule on the PGA Tour Champions anytime soon. DL3 has too much going on right now. This week, Love is host of the RSM Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort near his home in St. Simons Island, Ga. And, oh yes, he also will be in the field against the young guns. (Albany Herald)
Mason Elmore, Ryan Gerard Sign With UNC Men's GolfMason Elmore of Charlotte, N.C., and Ryan Gerard of Raleigh, N.C., signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina and play golf, Tar Heel coach Andrew Sapp announced. Elmore attends Ardrey Kell High School. Gerard attends Ravenscroft High School. Elmore won the 2015 Donald Ross Junior Championship in Pinehurst. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At HospitalUNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (GoHeels.com)
Get in line if you want to congratulate Davis Love III on his World Golf Hall of Fame nodDavis Love III was busy last week, clearing roads and driveways on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, where tour pros and locals refer to one of the newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame as “Uncle Davis.” As the victorious Ryder Cup captain told me while cooking brisket in a smoker for weekend guests at his farm, “they call me to get something they can’t get out of a phone book.” (Golf Digest)
Davis Love III said thoughts turn to his father at his greatest momentsDavis Love III said his thoughts after winning golf tournaments and being the captain for winning U.S. Ryder Cup teams invariably turn to his late father, the PGA professional who taught him to play the game and how to conduct himself off the course. Getting the news on Tuesday that he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame was no different. (Florida Times-Union)
Davis Love III among five selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame's Class of 2017As if Davis Love III wasn’t already having a good month after his redemptive return as the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup captain at Hazeltine National comes this: the 52-year-old has been named one of five inductees for the World Golf Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Love won 21 titles on the PGA Tour, his first coming at the 1987 MCI Heritage Golf Classic. (Golf Digest)
UNC women's golf star Leslie Cloots meditates on and off the courseLeslie Cloots sits in total silence. Her eyes are closed. She takes a deep breath, focusing all her thoughts on the tip of her nose. As she exhales, she feels the air leaving her nostrils and flowing down to her stomach. Her breathing slows as she visualizes the process over and over again. Every time her thoughts begin to wander, she returns to her breathing. (Daily Tar Heel)
Kelly Whaley Leads Team To First-Place Finish At Cougar ClassicThe UNC women’s golf team shot 9-under par in the final round of the Cougar Classic to finish 26-under par and capture the 44th tournament title in program history. Kelly Whaley shot 11-under par for the tournament and took first among all individuals. The team’s performance of 26-under par is by far the best tournament in school history. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: A Love AffairCarolina’s Davis Love proved the perfect Ryder Cup captain. As unlikely a choice as Davis Love was to come back as Ryder Cup captain this year, that’s how good he was at putting the team together, picking his assistants for different reasons, as it all came together for a much-needed USA win at Haleztine in Minnesota. (Chapelboro.com)
ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 ChampionshipsThe Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)
Video: Davis Love III - 2016 Team USA Ryder Cup CaptainGoHeels.com checked in with former Tar Heel Davis Love III, who will be the captain of Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup.
ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. (NCAA.org)