The Irish professional golfer Padraig Harrington to lead the European Ryder Cup Team in 2020 as a captain. The 47-Year-old was presented at the Wentworth Club in London as the new team Manager of the defending Champions for the prestigious continental competition with the United States. Previously, a five-member panel of the European, had chosen to Tour the three-time major winner.

“I’ve won Majors, but the position of Ryder Cup captain is a different Level. I don’t take lightly. I would like to that our Team is playing as good as possible,” said Harrington, who has been involved in the Ryder Cup so far, six times as a player (four wins) and three times as Vice-captain.

The Irishman succeeds Thomas Björn. The Dane had led 2018 the European Team at the most important Team Event in Golf in Paris is 17.5:10,5-victory against the Stars from the United States. The next Ryder Cup will be played at the end of September 2020 to the Whistling Straits Golf Course in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

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