Montgomerie to name Ryder Cup assistants in July


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie says he will not name his assistants for the event until after the British Open.

His American counterpart Corey Pavin announced four assistant captains on Wednesday – Paul Goydos, Davis Love III, Tom Lehman and Jeff Sluman – for the competition at Celtic Manor in Wales in October.

But Montgomerie said Thursday he is in no hurry to make a decision, saying “my vice captains will not be announced until after the British Open in July.”

Montgomerie said “I want to give everybody the chance first to make the team.”

Montgomerie was speaking from the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot a 71 in the first round to sit three shots behind the leaders.