Jim Furyk named United States Captain for 2018 Ryder Cup

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The PGA of America announced Wednesday that Jim Furyk will captain the 2018 U.S.

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The PGA of America officially named Jim Furyk the captain of the United States Ryder Cup team that will take on Europe on September 28-30, 2018, at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France. His European counterpart will be Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, who was selected last month. "He put a system in place and got the players behind it", he said.

As fog slowly lifted from Celtic Manor in Wales on the final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup, Jim Furyk stood on the first tee straining to see down the fairway before hitting the tee shot in his match against Luke Donald.

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Whenever a Ryder cup captain is unveiled - yes, even the then 64-year-old Tom Watson four years ago - they are asked what they would do if they actually qualified for the team. "Jim offers the total package and is well suited for the task at hand".

Furyk has appeared in nine Ryder Cups, prevailing in 1999 and 2008 and is the most experienced captain of the usa in the history of the format. Only Phil Mickelson, with 11, played in more among Americans.

"I don't want to say no, but also, my main focus and what I'm really interested now, is being a captain", said Furyk, who plans on playing a full schedule of 18-20 events this year.

The 46-year-old's vice-captain will be Davis Love, a losing captain in 2012 but victorious in 2016 when the USA beat Europe 17-11 to regain the trophy. A 17-time victor on the PGA Tour, Furyk also played in seven Presidents Cups, an event at which he served as a Captain's Assistant in 2015. "This is a special moment for my family". It's the first time France has hosted the event. Love served two US captaincies (2012, '16) and played in six Ryder Cups.

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