Ryder Cup: Steve Stricker named US captain for 2020 against Europe

Stricker (correct) is succeeding Jim Furyk (left) because the US captain

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The outdated world amount two added: “Some individuals manufacture no longer contemplate I am very fiery about playing the sport of golf but deep down I am very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.”

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