Sport Love appointed vice-captain

22:20  11 january  2017
22:20  11 january  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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26, 2016) – United States Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III today appointed Bubba Watson his fifth and final Vice Captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup, which will take place Sept. 30-Oct. This is Watson’s first stint as a Vice Captain . The two-time Masters Champion joins fellow United States Vice Captains Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods, each of whom was appointed by Love last year.

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III on Wednesday appointed 14-times major winner Tiger Woods as one of his vice - captains for next year's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. Woods, 39, is a veteran of seven Ryder Cups as a player, most recently in 2012 under Love 's captaincy , and is battling to recover from a nagging back injury that led him to undergo two surgeries over the past two months.

Jim Furyk's first duty as US Ryder Cup captain was to appoint Davis Love III as his first assistant captain for the 2018 contest in France.

Love was a surprise choice to lead the team at Hazeltine National following the devastating defeat to Europe at Medinah in 2012, but he proved inspirational as the Americans regained the trophy for the first time in eight years with a comprehensive 17-11 win in Minnesota.

Furyk and Love were both part of the US "task force" that was set up by the PGA of America after Europe claimed a third successive victory under Paul McGinley at Gleneagles in 2014.

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Team captain Davis Love III appointed the 14-time major winner alongside Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker on Wednesday and they will join Tom Lehman, who had already been appointed as a vice - captain in February. Europe will defend the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Minnesota starting on September 27, where both teams can name up to five vice - captains . Woods is a veteran of seven Ryder Cups as a player and is battling to recover from a back injury that led him to undergo two surgeries over the past two months.

24, 2015, Love immediately appointed Minnesota native Tom Lehman as a vice captain . Lehman, the 2006 U.S. captain , was a member of three Ryder Cup teams. Love will name his fifth and final vice captain at a later date. "To welcome four vice captains of this caliber is a giant first step toward preparing the 2016 team for success," said Love , who made today's appointments from the RSM Classic.

Love made six consecutive Ryder Cup appearances as a player between 1993 and 2004, while he was also a vice-captain to Corey Pavin at Celtic Manor in 2010 ahead of his two stints as outright captain.

After being confirmed as US captain for 2018, Furyk announced that Love was his first appointment to his backroom team as he attempts to guide his side to a first win in Europe since 1993.

"The committee set a nice system in place. I have a lot of support and a lot of access and resources behind me, and I plan on using all those to their fullest," said Furyk.

"It's comforting for me as a captain. I remember sitting in the room and knowing in my heart that Davis Love was the best person to lead this team in 2016. And Davis, he's going to be a very tough act to follow.

"He put a system in place, got the players behind it, and definitely won't make my task easy. But it makes it more comforting knowing there is a system in place and there is support.

"So I want to make sure that everybody knows that Davis Love III will be my vice captain for 2018. He's a good friend, someone I've looked up to and admired throughout the years, and someone that every young professional could model themselves after.

"To have him by my side and his advice and his experience, two captaincies, and I think one vice captaincy, is going to be priceless for me. So I'm thankful to have him by my side."

Furyk appointed next US Ryder Cup captain .
Jim Furyk was appointed Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, where his team will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File) Jim Furyk was appointed Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, where his team wi for the first time in 25 years.Furyk was a unanimous choice by the Ryder Cup committee last month.The former U.S. Open champion, and the only player in history to twice post rounds in the 50s, brings more playing experience than any other U.S. captain.

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