REPORT: 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain has Been Selected

Davis Love III Lost a Heartbreaker as Captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Squad at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.

Davis Love III Lost a Heartbreaker as Captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Squad at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.

Alright Ryder Cup fans, want to put that last Ryder Cup aftermath meltdown behind you? Well, now you finally can because The U.S. has just announced their new captain.

According to golf writing great Tim Rosaforte via GolfChannel.com, Davis Love III will return as Ryder Cup captain after nearly blowing out team Europe in the historic 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah here in the Chi (Chicago). Despite Keegan Bradley playing out of his mind, the Euros made an unbelievable comeback that will be stuck in America’s brain for a long time unless a big win happens in 2016.

 

This may be a big surprise for fans who thought Fred Couples was the heavy favorite. He’s one of the most popular and beloved golfers in the history of the game and has a successful President’s Cup resume.

 

So this may be a big surprise to fans as DL3 was the captain just a short few years ago. This gives him the opportunity to redeem himself after the Cup was at the tip of his fingertips.

 

Personally, I love the move. Although I felt Fred Couples was an excellent choice but I’m not disappointed at all about the DL3 move.

 

I was hoping that he’d get another shot down the road as he led one of the most dominant U.S. teams in recent memory despite to upset. That’s why it was an “upset” because the U.S. squad was just out of control good.

 

Davis is a likable guy and has had a terrific career to go with it. He has a great leader mentality and now he has the experience under his belt as a captain going into 2016.

 

This is an exciting move for U.S. Ryder Cup fans and should make for an interesting tournament next year. I wonder what the roster will look like next year too.

 

Don’t be surprised if you see Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Brooks Koepka in next year’s Ryder because these guys are definitely on the rise. I’m being biased because I’m a fan, but it would be great and beneficial to have Tony Finau on that team and who knows, he may have a few wins on his resume around that time.

 

The guy can absolutely drill a golf ball down a fairway. Could be big at Hazeltine, the host course of the 2016 Ryder Cup.

 

What makes this move so great is that he’s fresh off of a captaincy so I’m sure he’s eager to get back to it. It’s not like it’s a guy who’s captained before, but hasn’t done it in years.

 

This guy is refurbished and ready to go. Like a pre-owned game at GameStop, it’s been played but is waiting to be played again but when you play it, it’s like nobody touched it.

 

As for the Euros, it looks like Darren Clarke might be the new captain after there were many rumors swirling that the “Real Most Interesting Man in the World”, Miguel Angel Jimenez was going to be the captain. But, it looks like the European Tour’s 15th all-time wins leader and 2011 Open Championship winner will take the cake.

 

As for DL3, it’s his chance to get the Cup that was taken from him. No doubt he’ll be coming into the next Ryder Cup with a force and his brain will be working like a Ferrari engine.

 

DL3 becomes the 8th U.S. Ryder Cup captain to lead the team twice. Probably the quickest to have two stints as well.

 

His storied resume includes 20 PGA Tour wins and a PGA Championship in 1997. He has 36 tournament wins worldwide.

 

The 2016 Ryder Cup will be held at the legendary Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. It has hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, and the NCAA Men’s National Championship among others and was designed by golf course architecture legends Rees and Robert Trent Jones.

 

So, what do you think of this big move? Do you think Davis will lead team USA to victory his second time around? Or will he once again collapse? Things will get real spicy once we find out who’s on the team next year.

 

Here’s Rosaforte’s report below:

 

 

 

 

 

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