by Jeff Skinner
It looks like we can start the count to Medinah and the 2012 Ryder Cup. Word has hit the street that Davis Love III will be asked to captain the Americans when they try to get that elusive trophy back from those pesky Europeans. The U.S. has only managed two wins in the last eight tries at The Cup. Love was hoping to play himself onto another Ryder Cup Team but he’ll be more than willing to accept the captaincy when The PGA of America asks.
Love fits all the criteria The PGA looks for when selecting a captain. He is a very successful PGA Tour player with 20 career wins. He has plenty of Ryder Cup experience as he played in six matches and accumulated a 9-12-5 overall record and he served as an assistant captain to Corey Pavin this year. He is an adamant supporter of the Ryder Cup and he even has the major championship that the folks at The PGA of America regard as the most significant. Love won The PGA Championship in 1997.
The Ryder Cup has grown into one of the biggest, if not the biggest, event in professional golf. Love will need a steady hand, some thick skin and a wee bit of good fortune if he is to reclaim what has become the most coveted trophy in golf.