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Bjorn, Harrington Lawrie named as Ryder Cup vice-captains

Darren Clarke. Credit: PA

European captain Darren Clarke has named Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie as three of his vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup.

Bjorn performed the same role alongside Clarke in 2010 and 2012, while Harrington was one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley at Gleneagles in 2014.

Former Open champion Lawrie, who played in the defeat at Brookline in 1999 and the 'Miracle at Medinah' in 2012, will make his debut in the backroom staff at Hazeltine as Europe seek an unprecedented fourth straight victory and ninth in the last 11 biennial contests.

Rome to host Ryder Cup in 2022

The Ryder Cup is heading to Rome. Credit: PA

The Italian capital city of Rome will host the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2022, Ryder Cup Europe has announced.

Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain all bid to host the event but the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, 17km from the centre of Rome, was eventually chosen.


Poulter wants Europe Ryder Cup captaincy

Poulter holds aloft the 2014 Ryder Cup. Credit: PA

Ian Poulter has revealed he would "love" to captain Europe in the Ryder Cup some time in the future.

The 38-year-old has been one of the continental side's key players in recent editions of the biennial contest, most notably at Medinah in 2012 when he inspired a brilliant European comeback.

Poulter has played in the Ryder Cup five times with his fourth win coming at Gleneagles in September.

He told BBC Sport: "Hopefully, I've got another 10 years in me before I ever get asked.

"If I was ever asked to be captain then yes, I'd love to be a captain of a Ryder Cup team."

Europe players celebrate after Ryder Cup victory

Europe's captain Paul McGinley holds the Ryder Cup. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Europe's players have been celebrating after an emphatic victory over the USA in the Ryder Cup.

Jamie Donaldson celebrates after winning the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Welshman Jamie Donaldson sealed the triumph with a 5 & 3 win over Keegan Bradley.

Players including Ian Poulter celebrate on the 18th hole. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire.


Europe captain's 'great sense of pride' over Ryder Cup win

Europe's victorious captain Paul McGinley said he had "a great sense of pride" after retaining the Ryder Cup.

Europe's Jamie Donaldson (left) celebrates with captain Paul McGinley. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

It has been a real honour to captain these 12 players, our backroom team, it has been a huge team effort.

We had three or four big ideas which we kept feeding back to and they came off.

I have a great sense of pride giving happiness to everyone.

– Captain Paul McGinley

Jamie Donaldson hit 'shot of my life' to win Ryder Cup

Golfer Jamie Donaldson said he hit "the shot of my life" to retain the Ryder Cup for Europe.

Europe's Jamie Donaldson (centre) and Stephen Gallacher (right) celebrate winning the Ryder Cup. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

I hit the wedge shot of my life to close the game out. I can't really put words to it. It is unbelievable.

I knew it was getting tight there at the end and everyone was building on my group. I just tried not to spend too much time looking at the scoreboard. I was able to do it well enough to close it out.

The lads have got on so well all week. There has been a great craic in there, it is an incredible week. It is hard to describe how good it is - there is nothing else like it in golf.

It has been amazing to be a part of it.

– Jamie Donaldson talking to Sky Sports

Europe retain Ryder Cup with comfortable win over US

Europe has comfortably beat the US and retained the Ryder Cup with Jamie Donaldson sinking the winning putt.

Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning his singles match. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The latest score is Europe 14 and a half against the US's nine and a half with a couple of matches left to finish.

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Jamie Donaldson: 'I hit the shot of my life'

Pontypridd born Jamie Donaldson has spoken to ITV News after he won the Ryder Cup for Europe at Gleneagles.

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He managed a 5&3 win over Bradley to take Europe to 14 1/2 points to retain the 40th Ryder Cup against the USA.

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Donaldson was playing his first Ryder Cup, and the singles victory over Keegan Bradley this afternoon was the third match he won this weekend.

Today he spoke toITV Granada about his win:

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