Padraig Harrington ‘putting profession on line’ as new Europe Ryder Cup captain


Padraig Harrington has been named Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain (Photograph: Getty)

Padraig Harrington claims he is ‘putting a prosperous profession on the line’ just after currently being named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

The 47-yr-previous was component of Europe’s very last three Ryder Cups as vice-captain and highlighted in the tournament six times as a participant, finishing on the winning facet on 4 events.

Harrington can take about from Thomas Bjorn, who led Europe to a convincing victory in excess of the United States in Paris last September.

The Irishman claimed: ‘Obviously I’m thrilled to be named as Ryder Cup captain for 2020, it’s not anything I went into flippantly.

‘You could search at this as remaining a normal progression from participant to vice-captain to captain but it is not something I consider on with out a specific volume of trepidation.

‘I really want to be a support, I want to with any luck , leave the European Tour and Ryder Cup in a improved place following two decades.

‘But I know we are going to a new venue, it is an absent match, we’re likely to have on regular three more rookies coming into the group and I have to be portion of that staff and be certain that I obtain an edge to make the crew execute to the most effective of their skills and ideally get a win.’

Harrington, who is even now actively playing, has gained two Open titles and the USPGA Championship but thinks he is putting his career ‘on the line’ as a Ryder Cup captain.

Harrington will lead Europe in future year’s Ryder Cup (Picture: Getty)

He added: ‘It’s a thing I did feel lengthy and challenging about.

‘It’s maybe easier to be Ryder Cup captain at house, but I realise it was good timing in my career and almost certainly the ideal probability for the group in an worldwide setting, likely to the US possessing me as captain at this time.

‘Then it actually came down to regardless of whether I wanted to be in the hat and set what is a thriving career on the line.

‘It’s a diverse ingredient to your profession and we know a profitable captain is terrific and a dropping captain – it is his fault. I’m placing a little something on the line going out there.’


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