US Ryder Cup chiefs name Steve Stricker as captain for 2020

    Steve Stricker has been announced as the US captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup.

    (CNN)It was sent home humbled and in disarray after a heavy defeat by Europe in Paris, but the US Ryder Cup set-up has moved to avenge the loss by appointing Steve Stricker as captain.

    The 51-year-old, a non-playing vice-captain to Jim Furyk in the 17.5-10.5 defeat at Le Golf National in September, will lead a new-look US side against Europe and its new skipper Padraig Harrington at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin in 2020.
    Stricker appeared in three Ryder Cups as a player, winning at Valhalla in 2008, before losing both in 2010 at Celtic Manor and in 2012 at Medinah.
      "Truly, it's a dream come true and an honor to represent the PGA," Stricker told a news conference in Milwaukee.
      "Truly a dream come true, an honour to represent the PGA, the competition itself, truly humbled by this opportunity because I'm very passionate about this competition.
      "We want to win this more than ever and I'm here to help in any way I can."