Added by Tania Sullivan on January 22, 2011
One of the most respected people in the game of golf and the former winner of the PGA Championship, Davis Love III, was named to be the captain of the United States at the Ryder Cup from 2012. The naming was made today by the American PGA.
Davis Love, aged 46, has played in the Ryder Cups no less than six times. However, in 2012, he will not be a player anymore, but the captain of the United States team, and will try to bring the US a victory at the edition number 39 of the Ryder Cup biennial competition.
Davis Love has won the major title at the PGA Championship back in 1997, at Winged Foot. Although this was his only major win, he has said numerous times that he would like to lead the US team against the European one.
Love talked about his naming as captain at the Medinah Country Club on Thursday and said that he was both thrilled and honored to have been chosen.
“I’m going to try to give them what they need to be successful. I’m not going to tell the best players in the world how to play golf. I’m not going to read their putts. I’m going to stay out of their way and let them show their talents. I think a good leader knows he’s got a great team and just gets them prepared, let’s them go play,” stated Love at a news conference held at the club.