Paul McGinley, who received overwhelming support from players who made up the European Ryder Cup team that won at Medinah in September, was named captain Tuesday night for the 2014 matches.
McGinley, 46, a three-time Ryder Cup participant who served as assistant captain the past two Ryder Cups, emerged from what appeared to be a spirited debate as to who should lead the team at Gleneagles, Scotland.
"Obviously absolutely thrilled and delighted to have this honor to lead the European team,'' said McGinley, who posted a 2-2-5 record in three winning European appearances and has four career European Tour titles. "To be leading the cream of the crop in the Ryder Cup is going to be a huge honor. To be honest, it is quite a humbling experience to be sitting in this seat. It is a week I am really looking forward to.''