Magazine launches campaign for Lyle to be made captain

AN online petition has been launched by a golf magazine to have Scot, Sandy Lyle, made captain of golf’s Ryder Cup team in two years’ time.

The campaign – believed to be the first of its type by a golf magazine – has been set up Scots magazine, bunkered, with the aim being to collect as many signatures as possible which will then be presented to the sport’s European Tour Players’ Committee next month.

A successor to Nick Faldo – European captain for this year’s loss to America in Valhalla – is expected to be announced by the European Tour in January, with the appointed candidate taking over the reins for the team in time for the next match at the Celtic Manor Resort, Wales, in 2010.