Paris - Jim Furyk has been confirmed as the USA team captain for the
2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France.
Furyk, who played in nine consecutive Ryder Cups between
1997 and 2014, was one of five vice-captains during USA's 17-11 win over Europe
at Hazeltine last year.
The Pennsylvania-born golfer takes over from Davis Love III
and will try to guide the Americans to their first win away from home since
"I would like to thank Davis [Love III] and the PGA of
America Ryder Cup Committee for their faith in me and my selection as United
States Ryder Cup Captain," Furyk said following the announcement.
"I've said many times that the Ryder Cup is part of my
DNA, so this opportunity was a privilege and honour to accept. This is a
special moment for my family."
PGA of America President Paul Levy - who confirmed that
Furyk would become the USA's 28th captain - is hoping for a successful term
under his guidance.
"For more than two decades, Jim Furyk has stood proud
and tall on the American golf stage and we are thrilled to have him as our
Ryder Cup Captain," Levy said.
"His accomplishments as a player are well known, but
his inherent competitive spirit and leadership traits are what made his
candidacy so attractive. Jim offers the total package and is well suited for
the task at hand."