Would Love play on his own Ryder Cup team?


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following his come-from-behind victory on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship Davis Love III was asked the ultimate Ryder Cup conundrum.

Next year’s U.S. Ryder Cup captain said he would play next year’s matches if he were to qualify.

“I would play, sure. We have Tom Lehman and a bunch of others waiting in the wings to help,” said Love, who won his 21st PGA Tour title and become the third oldest at 51 to win a Tour event. “He’s not just an assistant who is waiting until next year to help decide who gets a [captain’s] pick. That’s the whole point of what we’ve created with the [Ryder Cup] task force.”

Love did attach a few strings to his answer, figuring that if he finished inside the top three automatic qualifiers he would gladly play, but he was unsure if, for example, he were to claim the final qualifying spot.

“I think Tiger [Woods] and Phil [Mickelson] would be real honest with me on that one,” he smiled.

He also cautioned against looking too far ahead, pointing out that he is an assistant captain for Jay Haas this year at the Presidents Cup.

“Let’s see if I can get to Korea (site of this year’s Presidents Cup) with my clubs instead of just my suitcase,” said Love, who moved to 71st on the U.S. Presidents Cup points list with his victory.