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Karlsson Gets Ryder Cup Role

Karlsson Gets Ryder Cup Role

Sweden’s Robert Karlsson has been named as Padraig Harrington’s first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder cup to be held in the USA. European captain Harrington made the announcement that the Swede will be one of his right hand men at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin next year ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week.

“I have known Robert for many years and I know he will bring a wealth of experience to the team,” the Irishman said. “As a former Ryder Cup player and European Tour Number One, he commands the respect of his peers and I know I can count on him both in the build-up to Whistling Straits and during the week itself.”

The 50-year-old has made two appearances for Europe in the competition and partnered Harrington in the foursomes in Valhalla, Kentucky, back in 2008 and he was a vice-captain last year. He said: “It’s an honour to be asked to be a vice captain by Padraig, someone I have known and respected in the game for many years.”

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