Lobbying for next U.S. captain begins


GLENEAGLES, Scotland – The last putt had barely been holed at Gleneagles and the chorus of concern over another U.S. Ryder Cup loss was already starting.

First Billy Horschel, the FedEx Cup champion who did not receive one of captain Tom Watson’s three picks, tweeted:

Then moments after the American side’s 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 loss Phil Mickelson made his own subtle pitch to bring back Azinger, the captain of the last U.S. team to win the cup in 2008.

“We had a great formula in ’08,” Mickelson said. “I don’t know why we strayed from it. I don’t why we stray from it. I don’t know why we don’t try to go back to it. What (Azinger) did was really a good format and maybe we ought to relive something like that.”