Padraig Harrington expects to name Europe’s Ryder Cup vice-captain soon

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington expects to name his next vice-captain shortly – hopefully this time not by accident.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 1:44 pm

Harrington let slip during a television interview in May last year that Luke Donald would join Robert Karlsson on his backroom staff at Whistling Straits.

And with the delayed contest against the United States now just four months away, Harrington believes he needs more assistance behind the scenes.

“I will be looking to announce my next one very soon,” the three-time major winner said ahead of this week’s US PGA Championship.

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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington.

“I haven’t told him that. Most of my vice-captains are players, and players who potentially could have made the team. So telling a vice-captain that we’re going to announce him is not great news in some ways for that person.

“But I actually need more vice-captains. Myself, Luke, and Robert have a Zoom meeting next Monday, and I was just sitting there looking at it and saying it’s time that the other guys get on board.

“We kind of need more vice-captains at this stage so I will endeavour to announce another one and maybe not make a slip-up and announce it unintentionally, but I will be doing that pretty soon.”

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