Furyk named United States Ryder Cup captain

Furyk named United States Ryder Cup captain

The United States will be lead by the experienced Jim Furyk when they attempt to retain the Ryder Cup on European soil next year.

Jim Furyk has been named as the United States captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

Furyk was vice-captain when the United States regained the famous trophy with a resounding 17-11 victory over Europe at Hazeltine last year and was on Wednesday confirmed as Davis Love III's successor.

Fred Couples was also a contender for the role, but it is 2003 U.S. Open champion who will lead his country in the prestigious biennial event near Paris against a Europe team which will be captained by Thomas Bjorn.

Furyk, who has played in nine Ryder Cups, revealed that Davis Love III will be a vice-captain in France in a role reversal from last year.

The 46-year-old said: "This is such an honour, I'm overwhelmed. This has been my favourite event in my career. It embodies everything that is special about golf.

"The experiences this event gives me, I get chills thinking about it and to be sitting here as captain is a great honour."

Furyk has been on more Ryder Cup teams than any other United States captain, but has only won the competition twice as a player.

The United States have not won the event overseas since a 15-13 success at The Belfry back in 1993.

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