Englishman Lee Westwood has rejected his bid to replace Padraig Harrington as captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup 2023. British golfer Lee Westwood has ruled out becoming the next captain of the Ryder Cup European team. Ryder Cup fans can buy Ryder Cup Tickets from our website.

The 48-year-old player is considered one of the main contenders to replace Padraig Harrington in the 2023 biennial tournament.

Lee Westwood has rejected his bid to replace Padraig Harrington as captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup 2023
Lee Westwood has rejected his bid to replace Padraig Harrington as captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup 2023

At home, the European team will try to win back the trophy they lost to the United States with a record 19-9, the biggest win in the modern history of the event.

Westwood decided to prioritize his career and focus on personal glory.

However, the Englishman refused to rule out the possibility of playing as a player at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club for the 12th time in two years.

Westwood became the oldest player ever to qualify for the Ryder Cup team. Since dropping out of the world’s top 100 in 2018, his performance has been outstanding.

Westwood told the Daily Telegraph: “Of course, this is not a decision I have taken lightly as it is an honour for me to be the captain of Europe. This is what I want to do one day.”

“If I’m in the top 50 in the world and still competitive, but now this is almost a full-time job, and I can’t promise.

“The Ryder Cup is close to my heart. I will only take on this role if I believe I can give 100%.

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The veteran is currently ranked 38th in the world. And the other six European players are ahead of him.

Westwood became the oldest player ever to qualify for the Ryder Cup team
Westwood became the oldest player ever to qualify for the Ryder Cup team

Europe has only appointed two active golfers as captains and they are still in the top 50 in the world. Both Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer are helpless because they are in the game for which they are responsible. Rather, it fell sharply.

Since Westwood lost the competition after his comments. Luke Donald, Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson, and Graeme McDowell are likely to be considered for this role.

All four men have experience as deputy captains in recent tournaments. McDowell hopes to be the captain of Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland by 2027, McDowell has previously stated.

Following the Ryder Cup in Italy in 2023. The Ryder Cup in 2025 will be held in Famingdale, New York.

“Just as I have worked hard since my debut 24 years ago. Whoever gets a job in Rome will of course have my full support. I will continue to do my best for the European cause.”

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