PHILADELPHIA -- According to separate reports, Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal will be named captains for their respective sides at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Golfchannel.com reported on Thursday that a source close to the situation told the website Love will be named by the PGA of America to guide the U.S. team in early January.
Several European news outlets stated that the European Tour will have a press conference on January 18, 2011 in Abu Dhabi and that Olazabal is expected to be the choice.
Neither is a surprise pick to lead their respective squads at Medinah.
Love, 46, played in six Ryder Cups for the American team and was an assistant to Corey Pavin this year in Wales. He owns 20 PGA Tour victories, including the 1997 PGA Championship.
Olazabal has been in the hunt for the captain's position before. He lost out to Colin Montgomerie for the 2010 post, but served as an assistant to Nick Faldo in 2008. When the format changed in this year's Ryder Cup and captains were allowed to add another assistant, Montgomerie selected Olazabal.
The Spaniard participated in seven Ryder Cups and was part of the historically successful "Spanish Armada" with Seve Ballesteros. Olazabal, 44, said he'd like the job, but it all depended on whether his painful bout with rheumatism would allow him to take it.
Montgomerie led his European team to victory over Pavin's U.S. squad in early October this year. Graeme McDowell holed the deciding putt in a thrilling Monday finish to give the Cup back to Europe.
The 39th Ryder Cup matches are scheduled for September 28-30, 2012.