Report: Davis Love to lead U.S. squad

Updated: January 17, 2011, 2:18 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Davis Love III is next up as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

Two officials involved with the selection process confirm that Love will be the captain in 2012. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement was not until Thursday at Medinah, site of the next Ryder Cup.

Reports out of Europe indicate Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain will be announced as captain Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Love played on six teams, and he faced Olazabal in his first Ryder Cup match in 1993 at The Belfry. Love and Tom Kite defeated Olazabal and Seve Ballesteros in that opening session, although Olazabal's team won the other four times they played.

Love was a vice captain when Europe won last October in Wales.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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