Ryder Cup: Davis Love III Named U.S. Captain For 2012 Tournament

On Monday, the PGA of America announced that Davis Love III will captain the United States' Ryder Cup team in 2012. This comes a day after José María Olazábal was chosen to serve as captain for the European team. From the Miami Herald:

"From his Ryder Cup rookie year in 1993 to today, Davis has performed so well under pressure and now brings that experience to lead our next United States team and win back the Ryder Cup," said PGA of America president Allen Wronowski in a statement.

Davis, age 46, has one major tournament title under his belt, the 1997 PGA Championship. He has a total of 20 career PGA Tour wins. He's already hinted at the approach he plans to take as captain:

"What we have been missing is getting over the nerves of being ready to play on the biggest stage. We've just tried too hard and I'll be trying to get the players as relaxed and freed up as I can. I am a players' captain and I'm going to get 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 going to let them show their talents."

The next Ryder Cup will take place at Medinah Country Club near Chicago on September 28th through 30th of 2012. For more, check out SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.

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