Steve Stricker will captain the US as they’re making an strive to reclaim the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in 2020.
The 51-yr-venerable became on the winning aspect as a player in 2008, but moreover played within the 2010 and 2012 losses to Europe.
He became chosen as a vice-captain last yr by Jim Furyk, because the US misplaced 17½-10½ at Le Golf National in France, their seventh defeat since 1999.
Irishman Padraig Harrington, a three-time major winner, has already been chosen as Europe’s captain.
An emotional Stricker, who became conclude to tears as his appointment became announced at a press conference, acknowledged: “In actuality a dream attain correct, an honour to portray the PGA, the opponents itself, surely humbled by this replacement because I am very this opponents.”
The outdated world amount two added: “Some individuals manufacture no longer contemplate I am very fiery about playing the sport of golf but deep down I am very competitive, we are seeking to map conclude this extra than ever and I am right here to support in anyway.”
Stricker lives in Wisconsin, the equivalent advise because the venue for 2020, and became second at the US PGA Championship in 1998 – his easiest carry out at a well-known.
He captained the US team to victory within the 2017 Presidents Cup.
“My ideal element is I are seeking to form certain your entire avid gamers that form the team know what to now not sleep for from me and what I quiz from them,” added Stricker.
“While we were disillusioned with the in Paris, I am assured the setback will gasoline our preparations for what is going to happen at Whistling Straits.”