Edinburgh, Aug 17 (ANI): Future European captains for the Ryder Cup will be selected by a new five-man panel that will include the last three players to hold the post, the Tour's chief executive and one representative of the committee.
According to The Scotsman, for the 2016 match at Hazeltine, therefore, the choice will be made by Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley in tandem with George O'Grady and, unless he's a candidate himself, probably Thomas Bjorn as the committee chairman.
The change follows a flurry of speculation and political in-fighting around the appointment for next year's match at Gleneagles, which finished in the right man, McGinley, being selected but left O'Grady, for one, let down with some of the shenanigans, the report said.
Europe's Ryder Cup director, Richard Hills said that the job of the Ryder Cup captain is an expanding and demanding role, and he thought that the decision perfectly focused the three vital ingredients required in any selection process. (ANI)