Davis Love III Withdraws from Chrysler Classic of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Davis Love III withdrew from the 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, citing some pain that developed as a result of his participation in last week’s Presidents Cup competition. Chrysler Classic of Greensboro tournament director Mark Brazil made the announcement this afternoon, and Love’s Agent, Mac Barnhardt addressed members of the media in attendance:

Mac Barnhardt; Agent for Davis Love III

“Last week at the President’s Cup, (Davis) played close to eight rounds of golf. He arrived at home yesterday morning from the President’s Cup and was just roughed up; no specific injury — just a little bit of neck pain, a little bit of tingling down the arms, stuff that happens when he gets worn out. After getting advice from Tom Boers of Columbus Ga,, he has decided that it’s better to rest and be ready for the end of the year.

“Last year he had to withdraw from the Tour Championship due to the same problem because he pushed it just a little too hard. So he’s just going to try to take it easy this week and see if he can play next week in San Francisco. Davis underwent therapy yesterday evening and all this morning. He called me just a little bit ago and said that it’s not good, and they’re advising me to take the week off.

“Tom Boers is a physical therapist for a lot of the guys out here on TOUR. He works with Fred Couples, among others, and Davis relies upon him pretty well. Physically, he’s a lot better and this was the first sign he’s had that he’s started wearing out. I think he’s trying to get a better hold on when to settle down and not play. The body is a funny thing.”

Mark Brazil; Chrysler Classic of Greensboro Tournament Director

“It’s not really that frustrating. We’d always want to have Davis Love here. It’s his golf course, he’s a North Carolina guy, but beyond that, we just want Davis to be healthy. The last thing we want for him to do is to push it too much and to be truly injured and to have to shut it down for the year. If it’s a choice of taking our week off….tough luck for us, it’s a bad break. But we’d rather he take our week off and be ready for the rest of the year than to push it and have the rest of the year be done.”

The 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is set for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005 at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. This year’s tournament marks the 10th anniversary of Chrysler’s title sponsorship and thanks VF Corporation and Harris Teeter for increasing their involvement to the Premier Partner level. Tickets are available all Triad-area Chrysler dealerships and Harris Teeter locations or at the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. Additional tournament information is available at www.chryslerclassic.org.

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