Davis Love III: Pros Are Making the Ryder Cup a Priority

January 14, 2016

Even though it’s only January, anticipation for the 2016 Ryder Cup is already starting to build. And that’s not only among fans — the players can’t wait either. Last week, Justin Thomas made headlines when he said that being a part of a Ryder Cup win would mean more to him than winning a major. In an interview with PGA.com published Thursday, team captain Davis Love III said he “loved it,” and went on to say that he’s pleased that so many golfers are already talking about making the Ryder Cup a priority: “[Phil Mickelson] pulled me aside after winning the Presidents Cup in the fall and said, ‘I’m ready for the Ryder Cup.’ It was great. Guys — even veteran guys — are making it a big goal of theirs.”

Love also revealed that he’s a fan of Rickie Fowler’s much-discussed fashion choices, although he’s not sure that they’ll be changing the Ryder Cup uniforms to include high-tops and joggers any time soon.

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“Rickie is just so cool. He can pull off anything,” he said. “I’m not sure we’ll make adjustments to Ryder Cup uniforms based on that look, but we have the flat-bill hats Rickie and Dustin like, so we’re making some concessions.”

The pressure is on for the American team to win, but with Love at the helm for the second time, expect things to run smoothly. “It’s like the second term as president — much easier,” he said.