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He's HOW old? Giving the age of Davis Love III context


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August 23, 2015

Use any pretext you want on Davis Love III's historic win at Wyndham Championship -- it's a short course, the equipment levels the playing field, guys have longer careers thanks to better diets and workouts -- but make no mistake: dude is up there in years. With his victory on Sunday at Greensboro, DLIII, at age 51, became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour since Art Wall, Jr. in 1975.

Anyone who says "age doesn't matter" is either a) old or b) trying to justify a generation gap in a relationship. To drive home his feat, here are age-related items to give this context:

And finally, this should really frame Love's longevity: before Sunday's victory, Love's last win happened in a campaign where Tiger Woods won a major.

Yeah, THAT long ago.