CHICAGO – (October 30, 2019) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market and title sponsor of The RSM Classic – is pleased to congratulate PGA champion, 21-time PGA TOUR winner, two-time Ryder Cup captain, World Golf Hall-of-Famer and Team RSM Member Davis Love III on joining CBS Sports fulltime as a golf analyst for its coverage of the PGA TOUR, the Masters and PGA Championship. The announcement was made recently by Chairman of CBS Sports Sean McManus.
“Davis is one of the most accomplished and respected players in the game of golf,” said McManus. “With his playing experience, reputation and relationships across the golf community, he brings a unique perspective and insight that will enhance our broadcasts. Davis is the perfect fit for CBS, and we look forward to his making the best broadcast team in golf even better.”
“I have long considered CBS Sports the gold standard in golf coverage,” said Love. “Whether playing or coaching, I have always loved the team aspect of golf, and I am thrilled to now be a member of the best team in television. My playing days are not totally over, as I will play select events, but my focus now shifts to broadcasting. I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with the men and women of CBS Sports, and I look forward to getting started in January.”
Love will make his CBS Sports debut as an announcer on Sat., Jan. 25, 2020 at the Famers Insurance Open when the Network tees off its 2020 golf season. This follows The RSM Classic, for which Love serves as tournament host in November.
“We enjoy working with Davis in his role as a member of Team RSM and tournament host of The RSM Classic,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. “Every day through his actions, Davis demonstrates his commitment to the core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship – values that we at RSM share. And we know Davis will bring those same values to his role as a golf analyst with CBS Sports. Congratulations, Davis! You can bet your friends at RSM will be tuning in.”
Love started his professional career in 1985, and won his first PGA TOUR event in 1987. Throughout his illustrious playing career, he ranked in the Top 10 in the Official Golf World Rankings for more than 450 weeks while winning 21 PGA TOUR events, including the 1992 and 2003 THE PLAYERS Championship and the PGA Championship in 1997. After winning the Wyndham Championship in 2015, he became one of three players ever to win on the PGA TOUR in four different decades, joining Sam Snead and Raymond Floyd. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
Love was a U.S. staple during international competition, as he was selected to six U.S. Ryder cup teams and six U.S. President Cup teams as a player. In 2011, he was named team captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team, and led the team to victory as captain in 2016.
Along with his play on the course, Love has consistently been honored for his demeanor off it, winning the USGA’s Bob Jones Award in 2013, the PGA TOUR Payne Stewart Award in 2008, and the Jim Murray Award in 2016, presented by the Golf Writers Association of America each year to the golfer who best cooperates with the media. He also has been elected by his fellow players to the PGA TOUR policy board four times.
Love was a three-time All-American at the University of North Carolina, and won the 1984 ACC Championship. He has been a member of Team RSM since 2010.
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