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Zach Johnson has named his second vice-captain for this year’s Ryder Cup – Davis Love III.

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Johnson has added the two-time captain to his backroom team, where he joins 2021 skipper Steve Stricker.

Additional vice-captains will be announced in due course.

“I’ve been involved in the Ryder Cup since 2006, and I can tell you, without a doubt, that Davis Love III’s passion for the event is unmatched,” said Johnson.

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“As I thought about the 2023 US team and those who we’d ask to serve as a vice captain, there was no doubt that Davis would be one of those individuals.

“I will lean heavily on his experience and insight in Italy as the US team works to retain the Ryder Cup.”

Love
brings a wealth of Ryder Cup experience to the US team.

He led the side in 2012 at Medinah Country Club, were they were denied victory by a stunning European fightback, and again in 2016 when he led the US to a
17-11 victory at Hazeltine National Golf Club. 

A veteran of six Ryder Cups as a player, Love also captained the US to a 17.5-12.5 victory in the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow.

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“The
Ryder Cup is one of the truly special events in all of sports, and I am
so honored to be named a vice captain in Italy in 2023,” said Love.
“Zach has worked tirelessly since he was named captain, and I’m ready to
do whatever it takes to help him and the entire US team to win in
September.”

The 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome from September 29 to October 1.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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