Player hails Harrington’s Ryder Cup captaincy role


Cape City – 9-time Main champion Gary Participant has praised the appointment of Padraig Harrington because the European Ryder Cup captain for the 2020 version.

Harrington, a three-time Main champion, was confirmed on Tuesday as captain of the reigning champions for the 2020 Ryder Cup, which will get below manner at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Participant, who’s a three-time Worldwide group captain within the Presidents Cup, took to Twitter to ship nicely needs to his good friend, Harrington:

A most deserved appointment as Captain of @RyderCupEurope @padraig_h. Your angle, expertise as a participant and Vice-Captain will serve you nicely certainly, additionally being a Main Champion. Little doubt a fierce battle forward on USA house frontier. Respect my good friend.

Harrington has represented Europe six instances as a participant – together with being a part of 4 triumphs – whereas latterly he has introduced his intensive expertise to the function of vice-captain prior to now three editions of the biennial contest.

The 47-year-old joins Paul McGinley (2014) and Darren Clarke (2016) from Eire, who’ve led Europe and hopes to be the primary European captain to win on American soil since 2012.

Europe, below the captaincy of Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, shocked a robust United States contingent 17.5-10.5 to elevate the 2018 Ryder Cup title at Le Golf Nationwide.


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