POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 7, 2010
It took Davis Love III just two days to add his name to the list of those wanting to be the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
"I definitely want to be a captain," Love said during a press conference yesterday in St. Simons Island, Ga., where he is hosting and playing in the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic. "If they talk to me about it, I'll be excited about it."
Love, 46, served as an assistant captain on the losing U.S. team in Wales this month and has played in the biennial competition between the U.S. and Europe six times. His last appearance as a player came in 2004.
The PGA of America, which oversees the U.S. team, has no specific timeframe on selecting its next captain.
Corey Pavin, this year's U.S. captain, was appointed two months after the U.S. defeated Europe in the 2008 matches at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Colin Montgomerie plans to recommend that Europe's Ryder Cup selection process be changed for the 2012 event after having to leave Paul Casey and Justin Rose off his team. Montgomerie captained Europe to victory over the United States at Celtic Manor in Wales to regain the trophy. But even though he was given three wild card choices when previous captains had only two, the Scot wants further modifications.
Jumbo Ozaki, who won more than 100 tournaments and led the Japan Golf Tour money list 12 times, was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the international ballot. He will be inducted May 9 along with Ernie Els, Doug Ford, the late Jock Hutchison and former President George H.W. Bush.