Majors: The Ryder Cup / Current News
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:00 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 01:56
Who will lead the U.S. Ryder Cup team into Hazeltine in 2016? The answer to that most pressing question likely won't be answered for at least a few months.
The next U.S. captain won't be named until after the PGA of America's Ryder Cup Task Force has met a few times, new PGA President Derek Sprague said on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program.
"We don't want to focus just on winning in 2016, although that's important," said Sprague, who co-chairs the task force with PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. "We're looking to build a process that gives us several years of winning teams here for the United States."
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:14 Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:09
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.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 21:34 Thursday, 13 November 2014 21:26
PALM 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.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:53 Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:49
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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:49 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:45
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.
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