Harrington close to being named Ryder Cup Captain

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The European Tour have called a Press Conference at their Wentworth Headquarters at 1pm on Tuesday 8 about the next Ryder Cup Captain for the match at Whistling Straits, United States in 2020.

It is widely anticipated that three time major champion Padraig Harrington will become European Captain, the only question is when.

Lee Westwood has expressed a preference to captain the team in Europe.

It will be interesting to see which way the decision goes. J P McManus, owner of Adare Manor in Ireland, is close to Harrington. He has invested heavily in upgrading the club in preparation for it to become a Ryder Cup venue and possibly step in if the venue in Rome chosen for 2022 is not ready. He may prefer Harrington to be captain at home.

Harrington is currently sidelined with a broken wrist and will re-start his season at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.

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