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U.S. expected to select Davis Love III as Ryder Cup captain again

LOS ANGELES – Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

Two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Monday night that the PGA of America has selected Love as captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine in Minnesota. They spoke on condition of anonymity because it has not been announced.

Golf Channel first reported Love will be the captain.

He is to be introduced on Feb. 24, when the Honda Classic is held at PGA headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Love led the Americans to a 10-6 lead at Medinah in 2012 until Ian Poulter and Europe staged an improbable rally and matched the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history.

This will be the second straight Ryder Cup that the U.S. will have a repeat captain, and it didn’t go so well the previous time. Tom Watson, at 65, was the oldest Ryder Cup captain and returned after a 21-year absence.

But he was out of touch with his team, made a questionable captain’s pick with Webb Simpson and benched Phil Mickelson for both sessions on Saturday. Europe won for the third straight time, extending its dominance.

Europe is expected to announce Darren Clarke as its captain. Love and Clarke are close friends.

The Americans have won the Ryder Cup only one time in the past seven tries.


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