Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for Special Task for of USPGA

It hasn’t even been a week since the United States suffered yet another humbling defeat in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles but the USPGA has already started a complete overhauling of the current system in place.

Ted Bishop, the president of the USPGA has told the media that the association is looking into the option of creating a special task force that will look into the entire system of operations of the Ryder Cup which will have a say in everything, starting from how the captains are chosen to the selection of the final twelve members in the team.

Bishop said that he intends to give this task force a completely blank canvas and hope it can give the PGA some input. He also mentioned that the PGA is willing to take a step back from the action and listen to the advice of people who are directly involved in the action.

There have been reports that the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will find places in this task force and will have a huge say in how things go about from now on.

Bishop did mention that there will be around ten to twelve members in the task force and most of them will be past or present players, and while he did not wish to name any potential member, sources do indicate the presence of Mickelson and Tiger Woods as well as Davis Love III.

Mickelson has been very vocal about his criticism of the current debacle of the US team in the Ryder Cup and although Tiger Woods was not a part of the side that lost the third consecutive Ryder Cup to Europe, the 14 time major winner is still the most sought after golfer in the world and the USPGA will turn to him.

It hasn’t even been a week since the United States suffered yet another humbling defeat in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles but the USPGA has already started a complete overhauling of the current system in place.

Ted Bishop, the president of the USPGA has told the media that the association is looking into the option of creating a special task force that will look into the entire system of operations of the Ryder Cup which will have a say in everything, starting from how the captains are chosen to the selection of the final twelve members in the team.

Bishop said that he intends to give this task force a completely blank canvas and hope it can give the PGA some input. He also mentioned that the PGA is willing to take a step back from the action and listen to the advice of people who are directly involved in the action.

There have been reports that the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will find places in this task force and will have a huge say in how things go about from now on.

Bishop did mention that there will be around ten to twelve members in the task force and most of them will be past or present players, and while he did not wish to name any potential member, sources do indicate the presence of Mickelson and Tiger Woods as well as Davis Love III.

Mickelson has been very vocal about his criticism of the current debacle of the US team in the Ryder Cup and although Tiger Woods was not a part of the side that lost the third consecutive Ryder Cup to Europe, the 14 time major winner is still the most sought after golfer in the world and the USPGA will turn to him.

Englishman Lee Westwood has backed Darren Clarke to take over from Paul McGinley as the next captain of the European Ryder Cup team ahead of the new edition of the prestigious tournament in 2016, believing that he is in the right moment of his career to take up the role.

World number one Rory McIlroy recently claimed that Clarke is the ideal choice to lead Europe back to the United States of America as they look to defend the title once again and now Westwood has also backed his long-time friend for the role.

According to the former world number one, it is the right time in the career of Darren Clarke to take over the captaincy of Team Europe. He added that he is very popular in the United States, where the next edition of the Ryder Cup will be held and he believes he would make a brilliant captain.

And it is not only the words of McIlroy or Lee Westwood, Clarke remains the bookies’ favourite to land the role as well unless his strained relationship with current skipper Paul McGinley proves a stumbling block.

Clarke and McGinley share a very cold relationship but according to Scotsman, his personal dislike for Clarke will, in no way, affect his selection process and everyone is in with a fair chance of becoming the captain of the 2016 edition.

Lee Westwood himself also harbours ambition to lead Europe in the Ryder Cup sometime in the future but for the moment, the 41 year old Englishman wants to concentrate on his playing career as he looks to land the elusive major title that he has been searching for after becoming the second highest points scorer in the history of the Ryder Cup just two points behind the legendary Nick Faldo in the rankings.