Westwood still has eyes on 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Lindrick Golf Club, A57, Worksop.
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Lindrick Golf Club, A57, Worksop. Lee Westwood Golf Academy.

Lee Westwood is keeping the Ryder Cup 2020 captaincy firmly in his sights.

The Worksop golfer is a veteran of 10 Ryder Cups as a player and is just two and a half points shy of Nick Faldo’s all-time European record.

He’d still like another chance to break that record, but would settle for a supporting role for whoever captains Europe in 2018.

“I certainly wouldn’t want to be the captain next time around,” he said.

“That’s too soon for me, but I think 2020 is definitely on my radar.

“There are a lot of candidates for it but I’ll be putting my name in the ring for sure. It’s something I’d like to do.

“I’ve played on 10 and witnessed 10 different forms of captaincy, so I’m pretty well qualified to be a captain I would have thought. I’ve played a lot in it and I’d like to maybe play again (in 2018), but if I can’t I’d like to do the assistant captain’s role.”