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Former Wildcat picked as Ryder Cup Captain

Posted: 1:10 PM, Jan 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-11 20:10:13Z
Jim Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.
 
Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. The Americans ended a three-match losing streak last year at Hazeltine with a 17-11 victory.
 
Thomas Bjorn will be the European captain.
 
Furyk played on nine consecutive Ryder Cup teams and had a 10-20-4 record. He played on only two winning teams, in 1999 at Brookline and 2008 at Valhalla.
 
The Americans reshaped their thinking after a loss at Gleneagles in 2014. They formed a task force aimed at better continuity, and then turned the decisions over to a Ryder Cup committee of three players and three PGA of America officials.