World No.1 Justin Rose has led the congratulations to Padraig Harrington, who has today been announced as the new European Ryder Cup captain.
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:
A most deserved appointment as Captain of @RyderCupEurope@padraig_h. Your attitude, experience as a player and Vice-Captain will serve you well indeed, also being a Major Champion. No doubt a fierce battle ahead on USA home frontier. Respect my friend. GP #RyderCup2020pic.twitter.com/e2RXM7Gkti— GARY PLAYER (@garyplayer) January 8, 2019
Congrats to @padraig_h for been the new @rydercup captain for @RyderCupEurope ... looking forward to grow my game to the next level and have a chance to be on your team... why not? To dream is free... i am a dreamer...— Pablo Larrazabal (@plarrazabal) January 8, 2019
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