Furyk named United States Ryder Cup captain

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Jim Furyk has been named as the United States captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

Furyk was vice-captain when the United States regained the famous trophy with a resounding 17-11 victory over Europe at Hazeltine last year and was on Wednesday confirmed as Davis Love III's successor.

Fred Couples was also a contender for the role, but it is 2003 U.S. Open who will lead his country in the prestigious biennial event near Paris against a Europe team which will be captained by Thomas Bjorn.