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Ryder Cup win begs question: Does US still need task force?

Memo to the 11-member U.S. task force organized to break Europe's near-chokehold on the Ryder Cup:

You did well. Now take the next couple years off.

The most lopsided win for the American team since 1981 in the bag, there doesn't seem much need to change the formula that carried the U.S. to a 17-11 win Sunday at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Probably not much need to change the captain, either, after Davis Love III came up a winner in his second time at the helm.

But Phil Mickelson is both a tinkerer and a thinker, and he doesn't figure to leave well enough alone. He's also the most influential member of the task force, and may tweak a few things for the 2018 Ryder...