It seems like this always happens with the ever-aging Davis Love III. Play well early, give us a reason to get excited, and then stumble on the weekend.
Love, who turned 46 in April, has won just one tournament since 2006, but continues to show up a couple of times a year in the bigger events. This week, at Quail Hollow, one of the biggest non-majors of the year, Love has turned it on again, posting a Saturday 68 that has him right behind surprising leader Billy Mayfair.
On a weekend that mostly was about how Tiger Woods would play in a tournament that wasn't Augusta-guarded, the unexpected pros are out in full force. Along with Mayfair and Love, J.J. Henry is in contention, along with Paul Goydos and Bo Van Pelt.
But, it's Love who made it known on Saturday that Fred Couples isn't the only old guy that can still has game.
If Love wins, it would be huge for a guy that has, by all accounts, underperformed in his career. Arguably one of the best golfers of the '90s, Love only claimed one major championship, and if not for a final round 64 at the 2003 Players, the best final round of this decade, the last 10 years would be a big disappointment.
But, alas, Love is in contention at an event with all the big names, and has a chance on Sunday to take home his 21st PGA Tour victory. A win would get him back in the Masters field that he's missed out on since the last two years, and show people that the man with the sweet swing can still do it in the clutch.