Golf – Ryder Cup: Lee Westwood Backs Padraig Harrington For Captaincy
Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of dispute to be Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain and is rather backing Padraig Harrington for the job.
Westwood, 45, had already communicated an enthusiasm for captaining the group at Whistling Straits, however now likes to hold up until the 2022 match in Rome.
Harrington and Westwood were both vice-captains to Thomas Bjorn for the win at Le Golf National a month ago.
Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood were vice-captains for Thomas Bjorn at the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Westwood says he wants to play in the event in 2020, making Harrington a shoe-in to be the next European Ryder Cup captain.https://t.co/vyROESjTyv
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) October 10, 2018
3-time major champ Harrington, is at present the most likely to succeed Dane Bjorn for the matches in two years.
Westwood, Europe’s 5th-most astounding Ryder Cup points scorer, was believed to be the Irishman’s primary opponent yet rather has his eyes on the 2022 matches at Marco Simone near Rome.
Both Rory and Rose have publicly supported Padraig Harrington as the new European Ryder Cup captain in 2020 and his nearest competitor Lee Westwood said he wouldn’t mind to wait to become captain in Italy in 2022. So it seems that’s a done deal. #RyderCup #TeamEurope
— JJ’s Slice (@JJ_Slice) October 10, 2018
The European captain is chosen by a board highlighting European Tour CEO Keith Pelley, an individual from the Tour’s players’ council and the past three skippers, which this time will be Bjorn in addition to Irishmen Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley.
Bjorn, who will play nearby Harrington and Westwood in the initial two rounds of the current week’s British Masters at Walton Heath, has proposed Harrington is presently the leader in the race for captaincy for 2020.
Harrington ‘very much the favorite’ for 2020 captaincy: The question of who will captain the 2020 European Ryder Cup team already seems to be answered. https://t.co/mHDDVZ7GiS
— BKS Golf (@BKSGolf1) October 10, 2018
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