Love Replaces Watson as US Ryder Coach

Davis Love III, the coach of the US Ryder Cup that lost a large lead in the 2012 competition, will return to lead the squad in 2016.

He replaces Tom Watson, who received criticism from both within and without for his pairing of players during the loss to the European team last September, as well as for his decision not to use Phil Mickelson at seemingly critical moments.

It appears that Darren Clarke will coach the European team.

Love racked up 36 professional wins in his playing career, including 20 on the PGA and the 1997 PGA Championship. He is 50, and will be 52 at the time of the next Ryder Cup. Love participated in six Ryder Cups as a player, winning in 1993 and 1999.

Clarke is 46 years old and a native of Northern Ireland. He has 22 professional wins, 14 of those on the European Tour, and won the 2011 Open Championship. As a player, he has participated in five Ryder Cups, and been on the winning side for four of them- 1997, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

The 2016 Ryder Cup will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Clu in Chaska, Minnesota.

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