Behind The Scenes With Captain Love

There are no startling revelations in Alex Miceli's entertaining look at Davis Love's Captain's pick selection process, but it's hard not to take away from the piece that (A) even Brandt Snedeker's of the world pretty much never see the inside of a commercial airport terminal these days, (B) Davis solicited advice from just about everyone, including son Dru when it came time to start whittling the names down, and (C) Jim Furyk was the lock of all locks.

Anyway, from Miceli's Golfweek story:

After the PGA, Love relied on a lifelong habit of his late father’s. Davis Love Jr., a teaching professional who died in a 1988 plane crash, was noted for writing his thoughts on a yellow legal pad. So Love III wrote the contenders’ names in a column on a legal pad, plus the eight qualifiers’ and his four assistant captains’: Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank. Love also included his brother, Mark, and son, Dru, on the list.

In late August, Love asked each one on the list to offer his picks during the week of The Barclays and then early in the next week’s Deutsche Bank.

“I made my little chart,” Love said of the voters’ suggestions. “That gave me some clarity that we had guys really, really agreeing from two to three players pretty consistently.”