Nelson not contacted for U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy


If the PGA of America is going to name one of a few high-profile candidates as its next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, it will be news to either of them.

After learned early on Tuesday that David Toms has yet to be contacted by PGA officials in regard to the position, a source has now confirmed that Larry Nelson similarly hasn't heard anything, either.

Long considered one of the biggest snubs of the past few decades, Nelson has garnered plenty of support from players and fans in recent months, though it may be for naught.

Even if the PGA was to make a surprise announcement, the timing wouldn't seem to suit the three-time major champion. Nelson has a 10 a.m. ET pro-am tee time at the PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday; the captain announcement is scheduled from New York at 8:30 a.m. on NBC's 'Today' show, followed by a teleconference at 10:30 a.m.

Leading candidates for the position now include 1993 captain Tom Watson and current Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples.

Watson stated during last week's Australian Open that he would accept the position if offered.