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Love: 'This is very, very sweet'Davis Love III walked down the hill of Sedgefield’s 18th fairway, driver still in hand, using the long club as a walking stick. He’s 51 years old and his surgically repaired foot hurts. “My doctor said, ‘Look, it’s going to hurt, and you just keep doing what you’re doing, keep working on it and I promise you there’s nothing wrong with it,’?” Love said. “… That gave me the confidence to go back to the range and work on my game.” (Greensboro News & Record)
Ed Hardin: Davis Love saves us againDavis Love. The third. In a fitting finish to one of the best Wyndham Championships we've ever seen, a favorite son of Carolina came through when we needed him most. Love, a legacy who came here and saved us before, came through again today when we lost Tiger Woods on the back nine and left the largest gallery in tournament history to find its way home. (Greensboro News & Record)
Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd timeDavis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods' season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore. Love — who started at No. 186 — played himself into The Barclays by earning 500 FedEx Cup points and $972,000 in prize money. (Associated Press)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Carter Jenkins Posts Historic Win At Carolinas AmateurCarter Jenkins, a rising junior at the University of North Carolina, tied the course record with an 8-under 64 to win his third consecutive Carolinas Golf Amateur championship and become the first player since 1923 to win the event three times. Jenkins matches the feat of winning the Carolinas Amateur three times accomplished only by Fred Laxton in 1921, 1922 and 1923. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Golfer Ben Griffin Earns All-America HonorsUNC freshmen Ben Griffin has earned honorable mention All-America honors on the 2015 Division I PING All-America team as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Chapel Hill native is Carolina’s first men’s golfer to earn All-America honors since Kevin O’Connell in 2008. He is one of nine freshmen to make one of the PING All-America teams this season. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heel Carter Jenkins Wins NC Amateur Golf ChampionshipCarter Jenkins, a rising junior at UNC, eagled the 17th hole to take the lead and held on for a come-from-behind victory in the 2015 North Carolina Amateur Golf Championship played at the Country Club of Landfall’s Jack Nicklaus Course. Jenkins finished the four-day event at 11-under 277, one shot ahead of Guilford College head coach Justin Tereshko. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress RatesSeventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Programs Honored For Top APR RatesThe NCAA is honoring six University of North Carolina athletic programs for Academic Progress Rates ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports. UNC teams honored by the NCAA this year include men’s tennis, women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s tennis and volleyball. Carolina led all public institutions in the ACC and was fourth among all ACC schools with the six recognized teams. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
Sapp Engineers a Tar Heel Golf TurnaroundKeep this under your hat, but things are changing in Chapel Hill. Andrew Sapp is now in his fourth season as the Tar Heels' golf coach, and Carolina's five-man spring lineup features a player Sapp feels is the best in the state from the 2013 class, the two best from the 2014 class, and set to arrive in Chapel Hill next fall is the best player in the 2015 class. (Global Golf Post)
Davis Love III Named 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team CaptainDavis Love III will be the captain of the 2016 Ryder Cup team, according to a report by the Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte. Love, 50, was captain of the American team at Medinah in 2012, which lost in heartbreaking fashion after a historic European comeback in the final day of the event. (Golf.com)