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Next Job for Ryder Cup Task Force? Repair Damage to Tour

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:27 Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:18

Davis Love IIICanadian Press

DORAL, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour.

One week ago, Davis Love III was introduced as the next U.S. captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine. That was the decision from an 11-member Ryder Cup Task Force — five of them active players on the PGA Tour — who shared other results from their two meetings.

Love was the right choice.

Requiring two of the assistant captains to already have been Ryder Cup captains can’t hurt. Waiting until five days before the opening match to make the final captain’s pick? That doesn’t make much sense, though whoever it is can make it a moot point by making a bunch of putts.

Where the task force failed was in the qualifying process.

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Ryder Cup Trophy to Take Twin Cities Tour

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 20:09 Monday, 02 March 2015 19:55

Ryder Cup TrophyPGA of America

The Ryder Cup, the most esteemed trophy in all of golf, has arrived in the Twin Cities and will be making appearances around Minneapolis-St. Paul in the coming weeks. The public is invited to visit any of the tour locations to get a glimpse of the iconic trophy and take photos.

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Davis Love III Named 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:59 Tuesday, 24 February 2015 19:48

2016 Ryder Cup US Team CaptainPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — PGA of America President and U.S. Ryder Cup Task Force Co-Chair Derek Sprague announced that Davis Love III has been named as the Ryder Cup Captain to guide Team USA in the 41st Ryder Cup, September 27– October 2, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Love was the unanimous recommendation of the Ryder Cup Task Force.

Love, who served as U.S. Captain in 2012, becomes the eighth American to guide multiple Ryder Cup Teams. With recommendations from the Ryder Cup Task Force, the PGA also announced changes to the Captain’s selection process, along with the qualifying system for U.S. players and new leadership for future Ryder Cups. The Ryder Cup Task Force has been dissolved, with a newly-designated PGA of America Ryder Cup Committee responsible for identifying future Captains and Vice-Captains and consulting on a wide array of matters related to the Ryder Cup.

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Darren Clarke Selected as Captain of European Team for Ryder Cup 2016

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:52 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:44

Darren Clarke

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Darren Clarke provided arguably the most emotional story line in the history of the Ryder Cup, and helped forge one of the competition’s most successful partnerships.

And to mark the start of the next chapter in the charismatic, cigar-chomping Northern Irishman’s Ryder Cup story, he was picked as captain of the European team for the 2016 event at Hazeltine.

Overwhelming player support and healthy respect for him on both sides of the Atlantic made Clarke a unanimous choice.

The five-man selection panel included Europe’s last three captains — Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley. All three guided the team to victory, in very different ways, to give Clarke a hard act to follow.

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Love to Return as Ryder Cup Captain

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 04:34 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 04:30

Davis Love IIICanadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

Two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the PGA of America has selected Love as captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine. They spoke on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced.

Golf Channel first reported that Love will be the next captain.

He is to be introduced on February 24, when the Honda Classic is held at PGA headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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