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Azinger won't return as Ryder Cup captain

December 08, 2008

The PGA of America is about to name the United States Ryder Cup captain for the next event in 2010, and it will follow the pattern of new names.

"All I can say is that it's not going to be me," Paul Azinger said Monday. "You'll find out who it is on Thursday."

Azinger would not elaborate on whether he was contacted about retaining the position after he led the Americans to a rousing victory over Europe in Louisville last September, although he did tell Golf World several weeks ago that he would be interested in being captain again in Wales. Among the most logical candidates to succeed Azinger is Corey Pavin, who was not immediately available for comment. The official announcement will be made by the PGA in New York on Thursday.

-- Bob Verdi