Ryder Cup - Lee Westwood rules himself out of 2020 Team Europe captaincy

Bjorn believes Harrington is the ideal choice to lead Europe in the USA

Bjorn believes Harrington is the ideal choice to lead Europe in the USA

"It's interesting when you try to project out who the possible captains are for the next 10 Ryder Cups". "I think the continuity in the European camp having all these vice-captains this year and preparing for captaincy down the road has been a huge foundation of why we've been so good". Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, a member of the victorious team in Paris and victor of four majors, has also backed Harrington, who won back-to-back British Opens in 2007 and 2008 and the PGA Championship also in 2008.

Speaking as he prepared to host this week's Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath in Surrey, Rose described Harrington as the "front-runner" for the post, sharing a view expressed at the weekend by Paul McGinley, the winning captain at Gleneagles in 2014.

"These next few months is just about coming back down to earth and trying to find myself and figure out what's in store for me going forward", Bjorn said.

Westwood is not the only Euro to get behind Harrington for Whistling Straits.

As for Harrington's captaincy credentials, Bjorn added: "I've always said when you've got somebody that's a three-time major champion and has the pedigree that Padraig has and holds the respect of the players that he does, it would be hard to see him not doing it at some stage".

Steve Stricker is expected to be the American captain in his native Wisconsin, where he'll need the U.S. players to be pulling for each other better than appeared to be the case in their 17½-10½ hammering in the suburbs of Paris. Paul McGinley will no longer be part of the selection committee after the 2020 Ryder Cup, his position being filled by the captain of the 2020 team, and also the identity of the players representative could change.

"Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief", said Furyk in an interview with Golf Channel.

Padraig has a great relationship with the players on the PGA Tour for all the years he's played there. He's won a major championship there.

Westwood has been talked of as a potential candidate to be Thomas Bjorn's successor for the 2020 event.

Writing on Twitter, Johnson was quick to praise Koepka, saying: "Congratulations.Great season bro.POY well deserved".

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