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Love Taps Couples, Hulbert As Ryder Cup Assistants

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BETHESDA, MD (AP) – U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has selected Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert to be two of his assistant captains.

Love and Couples were one of the toughest teams in World Cup history, along with being Ryder Cup teammates. Couples has been captain the last three times at the Presidents Cup, all of them American victories. Hulbert is a longtime friend, who also was an assistant captain under Curtis Strange in 2002 at The Belfry.

Love says they will help decide on his other two assistants.

European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has not announced his assistants.

The Ryder Cup is Sept. 28-30 at Medinah. Love also decided that the competition will start with the foursomes format. As home captain, he can decide which format is used first.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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