West­wood back­ing for Har­ring­ton

Cyprus Today - - SPORT -

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.

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