January 17th, 2013
11:55 AM ET

How player power tipped Ryder Cup captaincy

Paul McGinley, left, with a young Rory McIlroy during the 2009 Seve Trophy in Paris. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Paul McGinley, left, with a young Rory McIlroy during the 2009 Seve Trophy in Paris. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Paul McGinley emerged as the new European Ryder Cup captain after receiving the very public backing of the key members of last September's winning team at Medinah.

Led by world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, the core group of stars such as Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari made their opinions known after it appeared that Colin Montgomerie might make a surprise return to the role for 2014. FULL POST

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