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Faldo says he want to be Ryder Cup captain
by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Nick Faldo wants to captain the 2006 European Ryder Cup team.

Bernhard Langer, who led Europe to a lopsided victory last month against the United States, has said he is leaning toward stepping down as captain. That would follow the pattern of Seve Ballesteros, Mark James and Sam Torrance, who left after serving once as captain. "I'm going to put my name forward and whatever the committee decides, I shall back it 100 percent," Faldo said Monday.

"Experience is always a major thing for the captain," added Faldo, a six-time major winner "I've been there 11 times and have been under a lot of great captains - Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallacher, all of them. Everybody has their own style and their character and their own enthusiasm."

"But bottom line: if the guys play like they played this year, you could send them out blind."

Faldo, 47, holds the record for the most points scored in the Ryder Cup (25). He played 11 times beginning in 1977 and last played in 1997. He won 23 matches, lost 19 and halved four.

Other names being mentioned for the European captaincy include Ian Woosnan, Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomerie. The 2006 Ryder Cup will be played at the K Club in Ireland.

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