I've noticed in various stories mentioning who might land the gig as the next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, Fred Couples keeps surfacing. Rich Lerner writes in another enjoyable column:
The hunch here is that Fred Couples will be the next Ryder Cup captain, with Paul Azinger and Corey Pavin under consideration.
However, John Hawkins blogged about Freddie's recent health scare, which may make it difficult for the PGA of America to select him.
It still seems to me that Pavin is their ideal candidate because he gives good press conference and, well, does anything else matter?
Azinger has to scare the daylights out of the gang in Palm Beach even though he and Faldo could do their shtik while promoting the event. But Couples would bring a certain laid back approach that might help the U.S. team. However, his hatred of press conferences has to be a concern. Then again, if Woosie can get through it...
As soon as I post this, Cameron Morfit at Golfonline considers the possible captain's and doesn't even mention Couples.