Paul McGinley named 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain


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Paul McGinley was named 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain at a press conference Tuesday in Abu Dhabi. McGinley, has competed in three Ryder Cups and is famous for holing the winning putt at The Belfry in 2002. McGinley has also captained two Vivendi Seve Trophy Great Britain & Ireland teams. McGinley was also a vice-captain during the last two Ryder Cups, once under Colin Montgomerie and last year under Jose Maria Olazabal. It was previously believed Darren Clarke would receive the captaincy, however Clarke stated he wanted to still focus on playing competitively. McGinley consequently became the frontrunner for the captaincy. Colin Montgomerie also campaigned for a second captaincy.It was thought that he might receive the nod because the Ryder Cup is being played at Gleneagles, in his home country Scotland. McGinley received notable support from Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, and Justin Rose. McGinley and his European squad will face American captain Tom Watson and his team in September 26-28, 2014.