This guy is the favourite to be the next US Ryder Cup captain

Ryder Cup 2020 Story

It’s the way of the world these days: as soon as one Ryder Cup ends, the focus shifts to the next one. 

The 2020 match will take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin where hosts, the USA, will attempt to regain the trophy they just lost in thumping fashion at Le Golf National. 

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And while nothing has been officially decided, you can be almost certain about the man who will lead them…

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker.

The 51-year-old is heavily fancied to be the American captain for the match, not least because he is a Wisconsinite. He was born in Edgerton, just 130 miles or so from Kohler, where Whistling Straits is located.

Stricker, a 12-time PGA Tour winner, has also played on three Ryder Cup teams – 2008, 2010 and 2012, with an overall record of 3-7-1 – and masterminded the USA’s Presidents Cup victory last year. 

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Hugely popular with his fellow players, Stricker has served each of the last three teams as a vice-captain. 

By rights, it’s his time. 

Don’t be surprised if he is announced by the PGA of America as Jim Furyk’s successor before the end of the year. 

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