U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III on Wednesday named two of his four assistants — Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert — for the Sept. 28-30 matches at Medinah.
The ultramellow Couples was an obvious choice, having captained the last two Presidents Cup teams. Love said he picked Hulbert, a longtime friend, after 2002 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange told him Hulbert was "the best assistant captain in the history of the Ryder Cup."
Love also decided he will start the Friday and Saturday mornings with alternate shot, saving best ball for the afternoons.
Meanwhile, the PGA Tour announced a 10-year deal withWeb.com to sponsor its developmental tour. The Web.com Tour replaces what had been known as the Nationwide Tour.