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Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

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(AP) — The PGA of America wants to take a closer look at its Ryder Cup failures by creating a task force that includes Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, along with three past captains of losing American teams.

The 11-member “Ryder Cup Task Force” announced early today has five players, three former captains and three PGA of America officials. The purpose is to examine everything from how the captains are picked to how the players qualify for the team, and when the captain’s picks are decided.

Europe has won the Ryder Cup eight of the last 10 times, including a 16 1/2-11 1/2 victory last month at Gleneagles.

The previous two matches were decided by one point, including 2012 at Medinah when Europe rallied from a 10-6 deficit with the greatest comeback by a visiting team.


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