Who should lead the 2014 Ryder Cup teams?

Who should lead the 2014 Ryder Cup teams?

David Toms (left) and Paul McGinley are among the favorites to be Ryder Cup captains in 2014.
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Luke Donald — 2004, 2006, 2010 Ryder Cup team member: "There are three guys who are probably even favorites right now: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley. I guess [Miguel Angel] Jimenez has a chance as well. I played my first-ever match with Paul in 2004 [at Oakland Hills in Michigan] and enjoyed his demeanor. It was nerve-racking, but he really had me relaxed. He said, "Play your own game, you'll be fine." Everything he said seemed to make sense, and it got me in a good rhythm after the first hole. We played Chris Riley and Stewart Cink, and we tied our match. I think all those candidates would be good choices. I've talked to Paul probably the most out of all those guys, and I think he would make a great captain."

Winning Ryder Cup teams McGinley has played on: 3 (2002, 2004, 2006)

Hunter Mahan — 2008 & 2010 Ryder Cup team member: "David Toms makes sense but I feel like it's too soon for the guy. I feel like he still has so much golf left. But I think that's the best pick. You have to think of who's won a major and who's old enough. I think Freddie [Couples] deserves a shot but I don't think he'll get one, so that's kind of sad. David is a super-smart guy. It's very difficult being a Ryder Cup captain. You get killed if you lose, whether you did enough or not enough. David's got a good sense of everybody and how they play, so there would be no issue of not being connected to the Tour. And he's tough — a very competitive guy — which would make him a great captain for overseas. It would be easy to feed off that kind of mentality.

Winning Ryder Cup teams that David Toms has played on: 0


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