(REUTERS) – Selecting players to fill out the Presidents Cup roster is always a challenge for team captains.
The task is growing exponentially tougher this year as players jump ship from the PGA Tour to Saudi-backed LIV Golf.
Just ask United States captain Davis Love III.
Love addressed his awkward position on Wednesday (July 27) while speaking ahead of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
“It’s just, it’s a distraction,” Love said.
“I did a radio show the other day and the guys said, ‘What do you think about Talor Gooch? Do you think he could be a pick or not?’ I go, ‘He’s not eligible,’ and there was silence.
“I know he’s on the list, but he’s not eligible to play. So yeah, that’s tough.”
The Presidents Cup is scheduled for Sept 20-25 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
Love said the task of picking players will be tougher on his counterpart, International team captain…