Harri 'best' for Ryder captain

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 13, 2018

It looks as though the way is clear for Padraig Harrington to become the next European Ryder Cup captain. The Englishman has said he would like to captain Europe in Italy in 2022 when Rome hosts the event.

The succession will be decided in December at a meeting of a panel comprised of the past three captains - Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley - along with Keith...

McGinley being replaced by Harrington, should he be declared the 2020 coach wouldn't change the decision process around Westwood's potential captaincy in 2022, however, and given Westwood's distinction and achievements in the tournament in the past, it is hard to see anyone opposing the popular Nottinghamshire-born player's captaincy. "We've got to let these 12 players enjoy this Ryder Cup and what was 2018 in Paris before we start looking forward to Whistling Straits".

"He's the right age and he's still in touch with the players because he's still playing out here".

"Hopefully it sparks up this week and I can get some good mojo going", said Dunne, who has missed four of his last five cuts and nine from 21 this year.

"I won't be putting my name forward for this one, I'd prefer do it in Rome if possible", Westwood told Sky Sports News.

The three-time major victor said during last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that he felt a "right fit" for this particular captaincy and the path to that post has been left clear by Lee Westwood saying in the wake of the victory in France that he is happy to wait until the 2022 match in Italy before throwing his hat into the ring.

"I just think Padraig is the better candidate for the next one than me, and we need to pick the best man for the job".

Westwood is not the only Euro to get behind Harrington for Whistling Straits.

"There is still plenty more to achieve, obviously I'd love to win more major championships, as a kid that's what I dreamed about. I think the continuity in the European camp having all these vice captains this year and preparing for captaincy down the road has been a huge foundation of why we've been so good".

"It's an interesting one because I wouldn't do it without a certain trepidation because it's not easy, it really isn't easy", Harrington told The Guardian recently.

"No matter who the captain is next time they'll be ready and I'm sure will do a great job".

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