The United States appointed Zach Johnson as their 2023 Ryder Cup captain on Monday, with two-time main winner Steve Stricker in the role.
He beat Europe 19-9 to win the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits last year, but the team hasn’t won the competition on European soil since 1993.
The 2023 Ryder Cup will be held from September 25 to October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.
“Being captain, leading this US Ryder Cup Team overseas – after what we achieved last year at Whistling Straits – is simply the greatest honor of my professional career. “, Johnson said in a statement.
“This has been exciting for both me and my family, understanding the scope of our challenge in Rome is also sobering, as we haven’t won that road in three decades.
“To win we will have to overcome a European Team that has both great talent and drive on their part. I am anxious to find out and begin the process of getting our team in place. best possible to succeed.”
Johnson is the 30th U.S. captain since the Ryder Cup began in 1927. He served as vice-captain in the two most recent editions of the competition.
During his first appointment as Ryder Cup captain, Johnson named Stricker his first vice-captain.
The remaining six spots on the US team will be the captain’s choice and will be announced by Johnson after the 2023 Tour Championship.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/ryder-cup/the-greatest-honour-of-my-career-zach-johnson-named-as-us-captain-for-2023-ryder-cup-41394465.html ‘Biggest honor of my career’ – Zach Johnson named US captain for 2023 Ryder Cup