Pros react to Padraig Harrington being named Ryder Cup captain

Harrington Twitter Reacts

World No.1 Justin Rose has led the congratulations to Padraig Harrington, who has today been announced as the new European Ryder Cup captain.

Harrington 47, was unveiled as the successor to the mastermind of the ‘Pounding in Paris’, Thomas Bjorn, and will lead Europe into the 2020 match with the USA at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

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Within minutes of the news breaking, the Irishman’s fellow players were on social media tweeting their support for the new skipper.

Five-time Ryder Cup player Rose wrote:

Predecessor Bjorn also weighed in to wish Harrington all the best:

Others were quick to join:

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