The golf world celebrates Steve Stricker as 2020 US Ryder Cup Captain
It's official. Steve Stricker will captain the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team on his home soil in Wisconsin at Whistling Straits as the Americans look to recapture the Ryder Cup.
Stricker is the 29th person to serve as captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Following the announcement of his captaincy in Milwaukee, the golf world took to social media to congratulate and welcome the new captain.
During the announcement, John Daly was one of the first to send a text with his congratulations during the press conference.
Rival European Captain for 2020, Padraig Harrington, looks forward to a great match:
Some members of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team and fellow PGA Tour pros tweeted about their excitement for Strick:
So proud of my @IlliniMGolf teammate and great friend @stevestricker for being shown the highest respect in golf... captain of the @RyderCupUSA. There is not a better man to lead our nation’s squad! All of Illini Nation is proud of you, Strick!! @PGA @rydercup pic.twitter.com/LXEOli6GZW— Mike Small (@MikeSmall4) February 20, 2019
Some of the local sports teams also joined in celebrating Captain Stricker and presented him with some team jerseys.