9 Dec 2008

Azinger says he won't be returing as US Ryder Cup captain

5:59 pm on 9 December 2008

Paul Azinger won't be returning as captain of the US Ryder Cup golf team after leading the Americans to their only victory this decade.

The PGA of America will announce the new captain on Friday with Corey Pavin expected to take up the role.

American players lobbied for Azinger to return as captain in 2010 when the Ryder Cup is played in Wales, but the former PGA champion has confirmed he won't be taking up the role.