USA skipper Davis Love III says he’s learned from the mistakes made when he was last in charge at the Ryder Cup in 2012.
Love was the American skipper when his side famously threw away a 10-6 lead against Europe to lose 14.5-13.5 on the final day at Medinah four years ago.
He is back in charge for Hazeltine this year and says he has learned plenty from his 2012 experience, while he is sure the modern USA team are a stronger outfit.
The USA skipper said: “In 2012 I was new to the job. It was my first time and everything was fresh and new. This time I kind of know the system. I’ve done it once before but it’s a little different this time.
“I think we have a fresher attitude and I’ve got a better support team around me. I’ve obviously had Tiger (Woods), Steve (Stricker), Jim (Furyk) and Tom (Lehman) for over a year as my assistant captains and we’ve been working real hard on a game plan and preparation.
“I think we are just a little bit more prepared this time than we were in 2012 and we’ve all got a lot more miles under our belt and can handle really any situation than probably we could in 2012.
“If we get four ahead or two behind or whatever we’ve got it a little more figured out, I think, than we did in 2012.”