According to Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, Davis Love III will start as an on-course reporter for CBS at the Farmers Insurance Open.
“I’m excited to get going at Torrey (Pines),” Davis Love III said about his new career. “I’m proud to be on the best team in golf.”
Love noted that his first introduction to CBS actually came decades ago through former PGA Tour player Steve Melnyk. Melnyk worked as a CBS on-course and as a CBS tower announcer and later went to ABC.
“Steve Melnyk introduced me to Lance Barrow as a teen,” Love recalled, “so I’ve been hanging around the compound or the trucks or dinners for a long, long time.”
McManus has a plan for Love’s career path at CBS.
“Davis is starting on the ground, which I think is the best way for him to learn the business and get used to and be comfortable working in live television,” McManus said. “When we first met with Davis a couple of years ago, he said to us, ‘Listen my main motivation now is to learn this business. If you guys want me to go pull cable, I will go pull cable.’”
(Pulling cable means laying and picking up the long lines of cable that are strung over the golf course in order to…
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