US Ryder Cup Captain to Be Named Thursday; Ranking the Best Candidates

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US Ryder Cup Captain to Be Named Thursday; Ranking the Best Candidates
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Tom Watson

On Thursday, the PGA of America will announce who will be the next Ryder Cup captain.

That announcement will be made at 8:30 am Eastern on NBC's Today Show (via AP), and it is expected to be Tom Watson.

After the Americans blew a four-point lead at Medinah to Europe on the last day, there will be extra scrutiny regarding the PGA's selection.

Many expected that choice to be David Toms, but Watson has been campaigning behind the scenes for the job and that makes it very hard for the PGA to say no.

Here are the five most likely candidates to obtain the selection, ranked in order by who would be the most effective.

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