Davis Love III named as Ryder Cup 2023 vice-captain

Davis Love III is part of the furniture of Team USA having captained the side twice before and served as a vice-captain on three occasions.

Davis Love III named as Ryder Cup 2023 vice-captain
Davis Love III named as Ryder Cup 2023 vice-captain

Davis Love III continues his long-term involvement in the Ryder Cup as he was named as a vice-captain for the 2023 matches by Zach Johnson on Tuesday.

Johnson already named successful 2021 captain Steve Stricker as his first vice-captain last February and Love will serve as a backroom member for the fourth time.

The former PGA champion led America in their devastating defeat to Team Europe at Medinah in 2012, but he got revenge as the team leader in 2016 when America won the trophy back at Hazeltine.

The 58-year-old played in six Ryder Cups as a player. He made his debut in 1993 and his final playing appearance was in 2004. Back in September, Love captained the US Presidents Cup side to a win over the Internationals at Quail Hollow.

Following USA's record-breaking win over Padraig Harrington's Europe at Whistling Straits, they will be strong favourites to keep hold of the famous trophy when the teams head to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy.

European captain Luke Donald has named three vice-captains for the 44th Ryder Cup so far. Nicolas Colsaerts was announced in the Englishman's leadership group in November along with Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari.

"The Ryder Cup is one of the truly special events in all of sports, and I am so honoured to be named a vice-captain in Italy in 2023," said Love.

"Zach has worked tirelessly since he was named captain, and I'm ready to do whatever it takes to help Zach and the entire US Team to win in September."

"I've been involved in the Ryder Cup since 2006, and I can tell you, without a doubt, that Davis Love III's passion for the event is unmatched," Johnson added.

"As I thought about the 2023 US Team and those who we'd ask to serve as a vice-captain, there was no doubt that Davis would be one of those individuals. I will lean heavily on the experience and insight of DLIII in Italy as the USS Team works to retain the Ryder Cup."



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