Home of golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by a fire

Home of golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by a fire

News Staff

(CNN) — Golf legend Davis Love III lost his family home to a massive fire early Friday morning.

The house in St. Simons Island, Georgia, was “completely engulfed in flames” by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. No one was injured in the fire.

“While everyone in our family is saddened at the loss of our home that was filled with so much laughter and incredible memories, we’re very blessed that everyone is safe and unharmed,” Love said in a statement on Twitter.

ENDICOTT, NY – AUGUST 16: Davis Love III looks on at the fifth fairway during the first round of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open held at En-Joie Golf Course on August 16, 2019 in Endicott, New York. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

“We’ve very thankful to the first responders who made a valiant effort to save our home, and we’re keeping things in perspective as people across our community and around the world are struggling with the current unprecedented health crisis.”

Love and his wife were at the house when the fire started and were able to escape safely, Glynn County Fire and Rescue chief Randy Jordan told CNN.

Sixteen firefighters, who arrived at the scene within minutes, were unable to control the blaze. Officials don’t yet know what caused the fire.

Love is a two time U.S. Ryder Cup captain and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The-CNN-Wire