Davis Love III: The announcement wraps up a week that put the Ryder Cup in the news about 18 months before the next shot is struck. Europe, which won the gold trophy in Wales last October, appointed two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal as the captain this week.
Tiger Woods had the most to gain by winning the US Open. But a US Open win would have been the first for Phil Mickelson. And for Ernie Els, a chance to stay relevant.