Padraig Harrington leads the European line for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Padraig Harrington leads the European line for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

He will success Thomas Bjorn as captain

Padraig Harrington has been named as Europe's captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup which will take place in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.

The announcement comes less than four months after he helped the team to a crushing victory over the United States in Paris.

The three-times major winner had been the clear favourite to succeed Denmark's Thomas Bjorn after having served as vice-captain at the last three Ryder Cups.

Harrington, who won back-to-back British Opens in 2007 and 2008 before going on to win his third major at that year's PGA Championship, also played in six successive Ryder Cups from 1999 to 2010, helping Europe to four victories.

 

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