U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker names two more vice captains
Zach Johnson and Davis Love III will join Steve Stricker in Wisconsin. Stricker, the U.S. captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup, on Monday announced that he was adding Johnson and Love to his team as vice captains. Jim Furyk was previously announced as a vice captain.
Johnson has played in five Ryder Cups and was also a vice captain in 2018. Love, a six-time Ryder Cup player, captained the victorious U.S. team at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016 and was also a vice captain in 2010 and 2018.
“Steve has been such a consistent presence on this team, both as a player and as a vice captain, and now it’s his time to lead,” Love said in a press release. “He has a terrific vision for what he wants our U.S. team to not only accomplish, but represent, all year long. I’m confident in the program he has in place and am anxious to get to work.”
The 2020 Ryder Cup is scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. While Covid-19 has canceled some PGA Tour events and rescheduled others, the Ryder Cup dates have remained unchanged. PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said last month that the PGA of America has considered the reality of it going on without fans, as many options are currently on the table.
“That’s one of our big decisions, is the Ryder Cup the Ryder Cup if you have it without fans,” he told GOLF.com. “If you don’t have fans, the question becomes, ‘Is that a true Ryder Cup or not?’”
Rory McIlroy has also been on record about the Ryder Cup dilemma, saying “If it came to whether they had to choose between not playing the Ryder Cup or playing it without fans, I would say just delay it a year.”
The last time a Ryder Cup date was moved was in 2001, when the September 11 attacks pushed the event to 2002.