Playing Las Vegas 'distracts' Love


Earlier this week, Fred Couples, one of Davis Love III’s four assistant captains at last week’s Ryder Cup, was asked about how his friend was holding up following the U.S. side’s Sunday meltdown.

“He was flying to Las Vegas to play (the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hosptials for Children Open), which I don't know how he's going to do that,” Couples said.

For Love, exhaustion is one thing, but the alternative is a much more difficult proposition.

“It's good to get back to playing. It distracts me for four, five hours a day from thinking about last week,” Love said on Friday following a second-round 67 that left him tied for 24th.

“I've got a lot of great memories from last week, and when I get by myself, I start second-guessing and start wishing that we would have done something a little different and could've gotten those guys a win.”

Love will have plenty of help avoiding demons in the coming weeks. He plans to play all four Fall Series events, including The McGladrey Classic, which he also hosts, and is scheduled to have his last meeting as a member of the PGA Tour’s Policy Board the week of the Sea Island, Ga., stop.