Love won't confirm, deny becoming next Ryder captain

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LOS ANGELES – Davis Love III wouldn’t confirm the report that named him as the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, but he wouldn’t deny it, either.

“We agreed that until the PGA announced something, we wouldn’t talk about the captaincy or any other plans,” Love, who is a member of the 11-member task force, told Golf Channel on Tuesday morning at Riviera Country Club. “So I won’t comment until after the press conference, but we’re excited about the direction we’re going in, for sure.”

Though he didn’t want to comment on any future plans, the 2012 captain did explain his philosophy toward the job and what he could have done better at Medinah three years ago.


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“We just wanted to give the guys a chance to have fun and have the experience that so many captains gave me,” he said. “As a player, it’s one of the best weeks of our lives. My wife, Robin, and I really enjoyed our six Ryder Cups and we wanted to share that with the team – and I think that’s what every captain tries to do, one-up the guy who did it the last time. Take a bunch of great ideas and make it a fun week. And then we want to give them a chance on the golf course. I feel like we did that. We gave them a chance to win.

“We probably didn’t do everything we could have done. But the best thing I’ve taken out of this task force process is I learned a lot. I learned that I made some mistakes. There are some things that I could have done better. I could have shared more information with former captains and former players. So we’ve learned a lot from the whole thing and I think going forward, we can help future captains, because we’ve had a lot of great discussions about it.”