Colin Montgomerie thinks there are plenty of great candidates to captain Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup team. Among them: Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Colin Montgomerie.
That's right: Monty is already lobbying for another turn at the helm, according to Fergus Bisset of the UK's Golf Monthly. Here's the Scot, who captained the victorious side through the 2010 Cup at Celtic Manor, during a press conference Tuesday at Gleneagles:
"I'll do anything I can to help the European team. The Ryder Cup has been part of my life since 1991," he said. "If the European Tour wants me to be captain, I will be. The players' committee will decide. I was on the last one so I know how it works."
"For 2012 it was easy, Olazabal is two years younger than me and it was an obvious choice. For 2014 it's likely to be more of an issue. Three of my vice captains, Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley, their names spring to mind. And then there's me."
Repeat captaincy has been shunned in recent years, but it's not without precedent. Tony Jacklin holds the most turns, captaining the Europeans in four cups. And in his presser, Monty made it pretty clear he knew his history:
"If you go back to the days of Jacklin and Gallacher, yes, there's an opportunity to do it again," said Montgomerie. "And I don't think the rules have changed."