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Love Thinks Ryder Cup Has Too Many People Involved

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:14 Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:09

Davis Love III

Canadian Press

NAPLES, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — One of the messages Davis Love III wants to bring to the 11-member Ryder Cup Task Force is that it has gotten too big.

He said the amount of scheduled time at the Ryder Cup is about double what the Americans spend at the Presidents Cup, which is understandable because the Ryder Cup gets about double the interest.

What really concerns him is the size of the team party.



Jeffrey Hintz Named Championship Director of 2016 Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 21:34 Thursday, 13 November 2014 21:26

Jeff HintzPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — The PGA of America has named Jeffrey Hintz as the tournament director of the 2016 Ryder Cup, the biennial match between the United States and Europe heralded as the most compelling event in golf. The 41st Ryder Cup will be held September 26-October 2, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Hintz, 36, most recently served as the Championship Director for the 2014 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He will be relocating to the area where he started his career, as an intern at the 1999 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic.



Daly: Mickelson Should Lead U.S. in Next Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:53 Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:49

John Daly

Canadian Press

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — John Daly says Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods should captain the United States at the next Ryder Cup, and didn't believe a task force would resolve America's losing streak.

Following Europe's third straight win at Gleneagles in September, the PGA of America chose a task force of 11 people, including Mickelson and Woods, to try to find answers to ending two decades of European dominance. A timetable or agenda wasn't announced, but picking the next captain, usually announced at the AGM this month, was put off to next year.



Garcia: Jimenez’s English Hurts Ryder Captain Bid

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:49 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:45

Miguel Angel Jimenez

Canadian Press

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Sergio Garcia says fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez's lack of fluent English could hurt his chances of becoming Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.

Jimenez and Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke are considered leading contenders to replace Paul McGinley for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.



Americans Try to Solve Ryder Cup with Task Force

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:58 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:49

Ryder Cup Task Force

Canadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the "Ryder Cup Task Force" that will look at everything from qualifications to captain's picks and even practice schedules during the matches.



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