Luke Donald has been named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for up coming year’s party in Rome.
The Englishman replaces Henrik Stenson, who was stripped of the function soon after signing up for the breakaway LIV Golf Series.
Donald, 44, experienced been a contender for the post before Stenson’s appointment before in the calendar year, and has now been verified as the Swede’s substitute.
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The previous planet No. 1 participated in four Ryder Cups as a player, profitable in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012.
He has also 2 times been a vice-captain at the party, aiding Thomas Bjorn in 2018 and Padraig Harrington at final year’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
“I am unbelievably happy to be named European Ryder Cup Captain for 2023,” Donald mentioned. “It is really one particular of the best honours that can be bestowed on a golfer, to direct a group of your friends and be an ambassador for an entire continent.
“I experience particularly privileged to have been offered that responsibility and it is a accountability I do not just take flippantly.
“Some of my most effective activities in golf have been in the Ryder Cup and I would not swap people for everything. It is an event like no other and I are not able to wait around to build more unique recollections in Italy following year.”
The removal of Stenson arrived just 127 times soon after the 2016 Open up winner was appointed.
Stenson acquired a very first prize of £3.28 million with his gain, having also been given a described £40m signing up for payment.
The 44th Ryder Cup will be held at the Marco Simone Golfing Club on the outskirts of Rome from September 29 to October 1 subsequent calendar year.
Donald extra: “I really like everything the Ryder Cup embodies, from the camaraderie and companionship of getting part of a crew, to the record of the contest, but most of all participating in for anything even bigger than your self.
“Rome will be a amazing host city, and I have often loved investing time there. It is a metropolis prosperous in record and ideally we can build some of our own in 14 months’ time.”
In advance of his elimination as captain, Stenson experienced named Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari as vice-captains.
The US will be captained by Zach Johnson.
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