20 Feb 19
Steve Stricker will lead America at the next Ryder Cup after being confirming as the US Captain for the match in 2020 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
A native of Edgerton, Wisconsin, which is located 95 miles southwest of Whistling Straits, Stricker made his Ryder Cup debut in 2008 at the age of 41, helping the hosts to a 16½ - 11½ victory over Europe.
The 51-year-old went on to represent America on two more occasions in 2010 and 2012 and has served as a Vice Captain at the last three Ryder Cup competitions.
“In our sport, in this country, there is no greater honour than to Captain the United States Ryder Cup Team,” said 12-time PGA Tour winner Stricker. "I am humbled by both the opportunity at hand and the responsibility that comes with the position.
“While we were disappointed with the result in Paris, I am confident the setback will fuel our preparations for what will take place at Whistling Straits. Europe's talent will present a great challenge, but we will be focused on what we can accomplish together in 2020 in my home state, in front of a loyal legion of sports fans in Wisconsin. It's going to be a memorable week."
In his first act as Ryder Cup Captain, Stricker named Jim Furyk as the first of his Vice Captains. Furyk served as U.S. Captain in 2018 and played in nine Ryder Cups.
PGA of America President, Suzy Whaley, added: “Steve Stricker's career has long established a place of prominence in American golf. Steve’s vision for his Captaincy is laser-focused and we are elated to have this hometown favorite as our U.S. Ryder Cup Captain for 2020 at Whistling Straits.”
Padraig Harrington, 47 was named 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain last month.
The 43rd Ryder Cup will be played from September 22-27, 2020. For more information visit www.rydercup.com.
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