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At least not for 2014.

“I love my team; I love the way they played, everything they did,” he said. “If I had another chance, the only thing I’d change is winning. It would almost be wrong for the guys who played for me and played so hard and so well … to try to make up for it. I don’t think it would be good. Maybe down the road if they had a gap.”

Love doesn’t understand why the PGA of America is hung up on a captain being in his late 40s, or having won a major. He has yet to figure out how winning a major translates into being a good captain. He said players argued for Jay Haas immediately after the 2004 Ryder Cup. Love figures with the Champions Tour, television and news coverage, the older players still know what’s going on.

David Toms, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson appeared to be logical candidates for the next several years. After that?

“If there’s a gap where they don’t have anybody who fits, and they asked me to do it 10 years from now, I’d do it _ maybe,” Love said. “Back to back? I don’t think so.”


Q-SCHOOL: Scott Brown was a lonely figure on the putting green at Disney for the last two days after he missed the cut. He saw no point in going home. Brown was No. 144 on the money list, and if he dropped out of the top 150, he would have to go to the second stage of Q-school.

His projected number fell as low as No. 149, and he wound up at No. 148. He could go home for two weeks before heading out to the California desert for the final stage of the last Q-school that awards PGA Tour cards.

So many others were not so fortunate. Billy Hurley finished at No. 151 by $165. Mark Anderson was tied for the lead at one point Friday, but he fell back and didn’t make up enough ground to avoid the second stage, which starts this week at six locations and is a critical step in getting back to the tour.

Those who don’t make it have no status anywhere on tour, unless they are a past champion.

Among those entered in the 72-hole stage are major champions Todd Hamilton, Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel and Lee Janzen. Also entered are a pair of Europeans ranked in the top 50 (Jamie Donaldson and Alex Noren), a former Ryder Cup player from England (Ross Fisher), and K.T. Kim, who played in the Presidents Cup last year.


JOE DEY AWARD: The USGA has selected Taizo Kawata of Japan for its Joe Dey Award, making him the first non-American to win the annual award that recognizes volunteer service to golf.

Kawata first got involved with the USGA in 1981 as the color commentator for the Japanese television broadcast of the U.S. Open at Merion. He later joined the USGA Rules Committee and has been a rules official at the U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open for most of the last decade. He also helped establish the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Japan in 2005. Kawata has been a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club since 1990.

Kawata, who played baseball at Ohio State, will be honored Feb. 2 at the USGA annual meeting in San Diego.

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