Share this article

print logo

Love's goal: Bring back Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. -- Davis Love III's plan for winning the Ryder Cup back is simple: Do the work, and then get out of the way.

An emotional and enthusiastic Love was introduced Thursday as the next American captain of the Ryder Cup, an honor he said he's been thinking about for years. The 2012 matches are still some 18 months away, but Love has already started thinking about the little details that could reverse the Americans' recent Ryder Cup woes. Europe has won six of the last eight matchups, including last October in Wales.

"I'm a players' captain," he said at Medinah Country Club, where the 2012 matches will be held. "I'll try to get them what they need to be successful."

The announcement wraps up a week that put the Ryder Cup in the news just as golf's new season is getting underway. Europe appointed two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal as the captain Tuesday.

***

Two tied at Hope

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Boo Weekley shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions for a share of the second-round lead with rookie Jhonattan Vegas in the Bob Hope Classic.

Vegas had a 67 to match Weekley at 13-under 131 in the 90-hole tournament on four Palm Springs-area courses. Charles Howell III (66) and Chris Couch (65) were a stroke back entering today's third round.

There are no comments - be the first to comment