Tuesday, January 8

Padraig Harrington Named Captain of 2020 European Ryder Cup Team

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THE EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED THAT Padraig Harrington will be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain. The 47-year-old Irishman will head the 2020 European Ryder Cup team that will face the Americans at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Europe has won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups, including a dominating performance in the recent 2018 matches outside of Paris at Le Golf National.

RyderCup.com reported:
Harrington was chosen as Europe's 2020 Ryder Cup captain by a five-man selection panel comprising the three most recent European Ryder Cup Captains – Bjørn, Clarke and McGinley – as well as the Chief Executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, and European Tour Tournament Committee representative Edoardo Molinari.
Harrington said: "It is a tremendous honour to be named Ryder Cup Captain and I am relishing the next 20 months as we work towards Whistling Straits and Europe's defence of the trophy.
"I have played under, and been involved with, many wonderful European captains since I made my debut in the contest 20 years ago and I would like to think that my captaincy will be a mix of all of them. I am very much looking forward to taking on this role."
Harrington has participated in nine Ryder Cups: six as a player in which he collected 10.5 points and three as a vice captain. He is also a three-time major winner.

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