Harrington questions Love's return as '16 captain


Padraig Harrington says the PGA of America acted more with its heart than its head with the appointment of Davis Love III as 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

“It’s interesting,” the three-time major champion told Sky Sports, “it looks like they have chosen a friend.”

Harrington, a six-time Ryder Cupper who served as an assistant under Paul McGinley at Gleneagles, said he was surprised that the task force didn’t nominate Paul Azinger. The 2008 U.S. captain told GolfChannel.com earlier this week that he withdrew his name from consideration for business and personal reasons.

By choosing Love, who captained the U.S. in a losing effort in 2012 and is widely respected by both his peers and the PGA brass, “it does look like they’ve gone for the guy they like,” Harrington said.  

“He (Love) was a good captain, but when you let the inmates run the asylum sometimes that’s what they come up with,” he said.