In a Wednesday morning news conference, PGA of America president Suzie Waley introduced Steve Stricker as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain for the 2020 matches which will be contested in his home state of Wisconsin.
The 51-year old Madison native will be the 29th U.S. captain, but first to have never won a major championship, when the biennial matches get underway next year at Whistling Straits.
“It’s truly an honor and I’m very humbled by this opportunity. I’m very passionate about this competition,” Stricker said at a press conference in Madison.
“Deep down I’m very competitive. We want to win this more than ever. I want to do all I can to help us win.”
The 12-time PGA Tour winner was recently named an assistant by Tiger Woods for the 2019 Presidents Cup matches this fall in Australia. He was a U.S. Ryder Cup vice-captain under Davis Love III in 2016 at Hazeltine, also in Wisconsin.
Stricker named Jim Furyk, the losing 2018 U.S. captain, as his first vice-captain.