Love still focused on making more U.S. teams

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LOS ANGELES – Though he’s already been reported as the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III insists his mind is still on competing – and making more teams.

“It made me want to play again,” the 50-year-old Love said of his experience leading the team in 2012. “I’ve been assistant captain on the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams and captain on the Ryder Cup, and you can’t control anything. You’re out there just watching and supporting, but you can’t really affect the outcome. I would love to play again. I’ve got my Presidents Cup bag out this week, kind of lobbying [captain] Jay Haas, because I would like to go to Korea in one way shape or form.”

Love competed on a dozen U.S. teams – six Ryder Cup, six Presidents Cup – but hasn’t played in an international competition since 2005.

That isn’t keeping him from using it as motivation, though.

“That’s the ultimate thing: To make a team and win a point that makes a difference for your team and your captain and your country. Just to be a part of these teams is exciting. What’s great about all this is that everybody’s talking about Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. We’re fired up about it and looking forward to the European announcement tomorrow.”