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O'Meara right man to captain in '06

Updated: September 19, 2004, 6:19 PM ET
By John Hawkins | Golf World

In the next few weeks, the PGA of America will reach a decision on a U.S. captain for the 36th Ryder Cup in 2006 at The K Club in Ireland. It's no mystery what the PGA is looking for: a major champion in his mid- to late-40s with prudent flag-waving sensibilities and a strong rapport with today's top players. This particular selection seemed like a no-brainer five years ago -- '06 was to be Payne Stewart's team. Old Glory could not have been placed in better hands.

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