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Report: Davis Love III to be next U.S. Ryder Cup captain

February 16, 2015

Davis Love III, captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in a losing effort at Medinah in 2012, will get a chance at redemption in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaksa, Minn. Love will be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, according to Tim Rosaforte of Golf Digest and Golf Channel.


Davis Love III at Ryder Cup closing ceremony in 2012 (Getty Images)

The official announcement will be made Tuesday at PGA of America headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Love has been part of a 11-man Ryder Cup task force formed by the PGA of America after the latest U.S. loss to Europe, 16.5-11.5, at Gleneagles in Scotland in September.

The selection of Love is surprising, given the fact that his U.S. team squandered a 10-6 lead going into Sunday singles and lost by a point in 2012. Fred Couples and Paul Azinger were the names surfacing most frequently. Azinger was the captain the last time the U.S. won, in 2008, while Couples was the captain on three consecutive U.S. Presidents Cup victories.

Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, meanwhile, is likely to be named the European Ryder Cup captain.

The U.S. has lost six of the last seven Ryder Cups and eight of the last 10.