Lee Westwood wants Ryder Cup captaincy

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• Lee Westwood wants to captain 2020 Ryder Cup team
• Believes he doesn't need spell as vice-captain to take role
• Hopes to be part of the 12-man European team in 2018

LEE WESTWOOD | RYDER CUP

Lee Westwood wants to follow in the footsteps of Darren Clarke and be the next European Ryder Cup in the US at Whistling Straits in 2020.


The 43-year-old endured a nightmare time at Hazeltine two weeks ago, recording no points from three matches in his bid to gain the two-and-a-half points needed to overtake Sir Nick Faldo as the all-time top Ryder Cup points scorer.
"2020 is definitely on my radar" - Lee Westwood

But while the Englishman already has his mind fixated on captaincy in 2020, he insisted he isn’t ready to make that stepping stone to vice-captain in France in 2018, believing he can still offer something to the team as a player.

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Asked if he wanted to be European captain in 2020, Lee Westwood told ESPN ahead of the British Masters: "Yeah, I think so. I certainly wouldn't want to be the captain next time around.

“That's too soon for me, but I think 2020 is definitely on my radar. There are a lot of candidates for it but I'll be putting my name in the ring for sure. It's something I'd like to do.
"I'm pretty well qualified to be a captain" - Lee Westwood

“I've played on ten and witnessed ten different forms of captaincy, so I'm pretty well qualified to be a captain I would have thought.

“I've played a lot in it and I'd like to maybe play again, but if I can't play again I'd like to do the assistant captain's role, see what goes on behind the scenes, although I paid a lot of attention to what Darren and the assistant captains were doing this year.”


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