Fred Couples "not bitter" about Ryder Cup snub

U.S. Team Captain Fred Couples (R) walks with Brandt Snedeker up the 18th hole during the Day Four Singles Matches at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 6, 2013
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Fred Couples insists that he is "not bitter or upset", having seen Davis Love III preferred to him as USA Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 event at Hazeltine.

Fred Couples has insisted that he bears no resentment towards Davis Love III after he was given a second chance at captaining the USA Ryder Cup team.

Love was this week confirmed as skipper for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, having previously led America when they famously surrendered a 10-4 lead to lose to Europe in Medinah three years ago.

Couples had been tipped for the role should the PGA Tour appoint a first-time captain, but their 11-man task force opted for Love and a supportive Couples believes that they have gone with a "great guy".

He said at Love's unveiling on Tuesday: "I was in Chicago (Medinah) with Davis, he did a phenomenal job. I'm not bitter or upset or anything like that because, in my opinion, they picked a great guy."

The popular 1992 Masters champion has played in five Ryder Cups, winning either side of his triumph at Augusta.

Davis Love III plays his second shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 16, 2015
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