Duh Alert: Davis Love to Be Named Ryder Cup Captain on Thursday
By Stephanie Wei under Ryder Cup

File this one under the “get out of here!” folder. As everyone has known for ages, Davis Love III will be the next American Ryder Cup captain. The news (if you can call it that) is that the announcement will be made on Thursday, according to the AP.

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

Two officials involved with the selection process confirmed 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.

On the other side of the pond, Jose Maria Olazabal will be formally named as the next European Ryder Cup captain in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

“His speech in Valhalla was particularly inspiring, said Padraig Harrington. “You need that. It’s a richer experience with him in it. There is enough incentive to be in the team anyway. You would not want to miss out on that, but to be led by Olly in America will make it special for all who are on that team.”

Your thoughts on the Ryder Cup captains for 2012? This is like a tease — I’m already getting excited for the matches and it’s more than a year and a half away still.
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