Finchem not asked to be on Ryder Cup task force

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Despite a growing relationship between the two organizations, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said on Wednesday at Sea Island Resort that he was not asked to be on the PGA of America’s new Ryder Cup task force.

“I think it’s good for them to have a dialogue. It really doesn’t matter if I’m on it or not. They have the past captains and the expertise they need,” Finchem said.

Finchem also seemed to come in on the side of those who don’t think America’s eighth loss in the last 10 matches is reason to panic or create a blue-ribbon panel to dissect the process.

“The whole thing is overblown a little bit. They made more birdies then we did; that’s why we lost. It’s not the first time it’s happened,” he said.