Jim Furyk named 2018 US Ryder Cup captain

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Jim Furyk has been announced as the 2018 US Ryder Cup captain.

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Furyk was confirmed as Davis Love III's successor during a press conference, held at 6pm GMT (1pm Eastern time) on Wednesday evening.

"I get chills thinking about all the events I've been lucky enough to take part in. To be sitting here as the 2018 captain is such an honour," he said.

"I'm actually overwhelmed. It's no secret, it's been my favourite event my entire career. In my opinion the Ryder Cup embodies everything that is special about golf."

The 46-year-old will take charge at Le Golf National, having featured in the past ten Ryder Cups, making nine consecutive appearances as a player before assisting Love in the 17-11 victory at Hazeltine last autumn.

Former Masters champion Fred Couples was Furyk's only real rival for the role, having played in five Ryder Cups and also guided the USA to three Presidents Cup titles as a captain.

The US captain will have the task of trying to lead the USA to their first win on away soil since they last successfully defended the trophy in 1993.

Ryder Cup 2018 winner odds:

Europe 11/10
USA 6/5
Draw 11/1

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