Westwood backing for Harrington
LEE Westwood has ruled himself out of contention to be Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain and is instead backing Padraig Harrington for the role.
Westwood, 45, had previously expressed an interest in captaining the team at Whistling Straits but now prefers to wait until the 2022 match in Rome.
“I’d like to be playing in two years’ time,” the Englishman told Sky Sports.
“I think Padraig Harrington is the ideal candidate for the captaincy. I’d prefer to do it in Rome if possible.”
Harrington and Westwood were both vice-captains to Thomas Bjorn for the win at Le Golf National last month.