2016 Ryder Cup Captains

2020 Ryder Cup Captains

There will be new captains for the 020 Ryder Cup. Each captain will make four wildcard picks to go with the eight automatically qualified selections for the Ryder Cup. When it comes to the event they will need to make the pairings for the foursomes and four balls which has proved a crucial task in the past. It has proved important to get the chemistry right in the pairings and that was highlighted by the ill fated decision by Hal Sutton to pair Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson together in 2004.

Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn replaced Darren Clarke as Europe's Ryder Cup captain and he has his work cut out when trying to get Europe back to winning ways following their comprehensive defeat to the USA in 2016.

Bjorn was a vice-captain during the 17-11 loss at Hazeltine after he had played in three Ryder Cups and the Dane will now become the first ever Scandinavian captain of the team in 2018.

Jim Furyk

Davis Love III was charged with trying to end USA's losing Ryder Cup run and he achieved the feat at Hazeltine in 2016, with his USA team winning 17-11. Jim Furyk is now the man to captain the team in their title defence in Paris in 2018 and the veteran of nine Ryder Cups as a player is likely to prove to be a popular choice.