posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 12:35 PM
Tom Lehman has acted quickly by naming former team-mates Corey Pavin and Loren Roberts as his assistant captains for next year's Ryder Cup in
Pavin played against Europe in 1991, 1993 and 1995, while Roberts was also a member of the 1995 side beaten at Oak Hill.
"Corey and Loren are close friends and contemporaries of mine," said Lehman, controversially made captain following the record American defeat in
Detroit in September.
"When the pressure is on, these are the guys I want around me. They have proven to be extremely tough competitors and have risen to the occasion
numerous times in their careers.
"Corey's record as a competitor is respected throughout golf. He's one of the best pressure putters I've seen and his tenacity while a member of the
US Ryder Cup Team was inspirational.
"Loren built a reputation as a superb putter, which is a talent that is magnified in the Ryder Cup Matches. He is also is a great competitor and will
complement our overall preparations."