Padraig Harrington backs Europe to start fightback at 2023 Ryder Cup
The Individuals won 19-9 – the most significant margin of victory due to the fact Europe joined the Wonderful Britain and Eire team in the Ryder Cup in 1979 and the first time they experienced gained all 5 sessions in that time
But irrespective of their dominance and the fact the core of their young crew are probable to make up the greater part of their 2023 line-up, Harrington is confident of a European fightback when the party returns to the continent.
“There are young men in this crew that will be the coronary heart of the staff going ahead,” he claimed. “Jon Rahm plainly, Viktor Hovland – there are youthful guys that will be there for a long time. But there’s a very good heart to the crew.
“Everybody keeps going on about the seasoned men but there is a definitely sound coronary heart on this staff of gamers, who are nonetheless coming into the peak of their occupations. There are a quantity of fellas in the middle of their occupations now who should be relocating on in their golfing. They unquestionably haven’t peaked yet so we should see some power going ahead.”
Ian Poulter, who continued his unbeaten streak in Ryder Cup singles with still an additional Sunday victory, echoed Harrington’s sentiments declaring, “we have a group of excellent youthful players who will take this forward for quite a few years”.
And Rory McIlroy, who like Poulter struggled to fireplace in the foursomes and fourballs as he experienced in the past before his individual remaining-working day singles get, warned that the present-day US line-up would be “formidable opposition” for the future 20 several years.
Harrington is envisioned to be succeeded as skipper by Lee Westwood, who admitted he had most likely performed his previous Ryder Cup for the group as the only other European singles winner at the age of 48 in Wisconsin.
Westwood, a vice-captain to Thomas Bjorn at the last Ryder Cup in 2018 who returned to the line-up in 2012, stated of the captaincy: “I’ve performed in a load of Ryder Cups and have been vice-captain for Thomas… and it is a little something I’d love to do.
“I’m going to have to sit down around the next couple of months and weigh anything up. But I also however feel like I have acquired a great deal of golf in me.”