Cape Town - Steve Stricker says he would be "honoured and excited" to captain Team USA in the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
On Tuesday, the European Tour named Irishman Padraig Harrington as
their captain for next year's contest, a decision that had been widely
expected for months.
Like the Europeans, the USA also appears to have a clear favourite
for the role in Stricker, who lives just 100 miles away from Whistling
Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The 51-year-old may be seen as the presumptive favourite to succeed
Jim Furyk as captain, but he wasn't giving anything away when he spoke
to the media at the Sony Open on Wednesday.
"It's something that I would be truly honored and excited to do right
there in my home state of Wisconsin and right down the road, couple
hours down the road," Stricker said.
"But no one knows yet for sure. Got
to hold off and put it in the (PGA of America's) hands, and the
committee that's making the decision and go from there."
Also counting in Stricker's favour is that he previously served as a
Presidents Cup captain in 2017, when the Americans beat the
International side by eight points.
He was also one of Furyk's vice captains at Le Golf National, and is
expected to be one of Tiger Woods' vice captains for this year's
Presidents Cup too.
"Helping Tiger at the end of this year, and I enjoy being a part of
that process with whoever the captain may be," Stricker added.