It wasn’t like father, like son on Friday at The RSM Classic.
Tournament host Davis Love III shot his second-consecutive 70 at Sea Island Resort, which, on the Plantation Course he played was a 2-under score that got him to the weekend on the cut number when combined with his opening even-par 70 on the Seaside Course.
Unfortunately, the 51-year-old Ryder Cup captain’s son, Davis Love IV, nicknamed Dru, wasn’t so fortunate. The father-son duo both opened with 70, but DL4 fell apart during the final seven holes on Friday to miss the cut.
It all started on the par-4 third, the group’s 12th hole of the day.
“Today I wish I was caddying,” said papa Love. “I was tempted to do something to disrupt him, because he pulled 2-iron on 3 and it was too much club. He tried to hit a little dinky 2-iron in there and he pulled it over the green in a bad place.”
Another bogey followed. Then Love IV played the final three holes in 5 over to go from 1 under on the day to signing for 4-over 76 and missing the cut.
Meanwhile, a Kevin still has the lead in the tournament. After Day 1, it was Kisner. On Friday, it was Chappell, whose 5-under 65 on the Seaside Course has him ahead of Kisner by a shot on 11-under 131. Kisner is tied for second with Freddie Jacobson.
Kyle Stanley is alone in fourth at 9 under par.