The 2012 Ryder Cup captain still has all the tricks.
At the Sony Open, Love took T9 in his first tournament of the year.
Love has won 20 tournaments in his career, has placed second 30 times, has taken third 15, and has finished inside the top 10 171 times. However, over the past four years, Love has had only one win, one second-place finish and one third-place finish.
While the past few years have been full of obscurity—and his world golf ranking plummeted to 120 in 2010—now is Love's time to prove himself. He still plays on the PGA Tour, a topic of discussion when referring to his captaincy.
For the next two years, Love will be under a lot of scrutiny, even for his play. What he needs to show is that he still has what it takes to be a winner on tour. He also needs to show a little bit more life in him than the calm-yet-frustrated man the golf world is so accustomed to.
This is Davis Love's chance to bring his name back into relevance and enter the Champions Tour a winner.