2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain to Play Napa Valley’s PGA TOUR Event at Silverado Resort and Spa, Oct. 12-16
NAPA, Calif., July 25, 2016 - Davis Love III, one of golf’s most accomplished players, has committed to play in the Safeway Open, taking place October 12-16 at Napa Valley’s Silverado Resort and Spa.
“I am excited about coming to Napa to play in the Safeway Open,” said Love. “It will be my first event back after my hip surgery and I look forward to playing in what I know will be a great event.”
Since turning pro in 1985, Love has played in 732 PGA TOUR events that include 21 victories. Love also won the PGA Championship title in 1997, THE PLAYERS Championship in 1992 and 2003, and became only the seventh golfer over age 50 to win a PGA TOUR event at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
Love was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for more than 450 weeks between 1992 and 2005, reaching a career-best ranking at No. 3. He will also serve as the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, making him one of seven captains in the history of the Cup to hold the title more than once.
“Davis Love III’s resume as one of the best players in professional golf is rivaled only by his reputation as one of the games true statesmen,” said Jeff Sanders, Lagardère Sports Executive Vice President of Golf Events. “We’re thrilled to have the Captain join the field for the Safeway Open and know that fans will be excited to see one of the game’s great’s play in Napa this fall.”
Love joins World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson in playing in Napa Valley’s PGA TOUR event.
Earlier this month, the Safeway Open announced the musical acts that will perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights on the Silverado Mansion Lawn. X Ambassador, Charles Kelley and Third Eye Blind are on stage at the Safeway Open. Love III’s commitment enhances the Safeway Open’s already great offerings of food, wine, beer, spirits, music and PGA TOUR golf.
The Safeway Open is managed by the Golf Event Management Division of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment. For more information on the Safeway Open or to purchase tickets, please visit www.safewayopen.com