Europe calls the Irish as the 2020 Ryder Cup

Padraig Harrington will captain Europe as they defend the Ryder Cup in the USA in 2020 in Whistling Straits.

The 47-year-old Irishman, avant-garde athlete, was vice-captain when Europe won the trophy in September under the leadership of Thomas Bjorn in France.

Harrington played in 1999 in six Ryder Cups in a row and was four times in the winning team.

"I've won three majors in my career, but the captain of Ryder Cup is a different level," he said.

"I want to find an advantage for the players to fully exploit their skills and hopefully win.

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