McDowell, Kaymer join Europe as vice-captains for Ryder Cup

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Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer are joining Europe's 2020 Ryder Cup squad as vice-captains, captain Padraig Harrington announced Tuesday.

"I'm delighted to welcome Martin and Graeme as vice-captains, both of whom I believe will bring experience, knowledge, and a great balance to the team room," Harrington said. "They have both contributed winning points in Ryder Cup history, have been there and done it, and the other players look up to them. They both have that aura and responsibility in that what they say will have meaning."

McDowell is a vice-captain for the second time. He previously filled the role for Europe's emphatic 17.5-10 victory over the United States at Le Golf National in 2018. The Northern Irishman appeared in the tournament as a player four times and secured the winning point in 2010.

This is Kaymer's first time as a vice-captain. He also represented Europe on four occasions as a player. The former world No. 1 won the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, the site of this year's tournament.

Luke Donald and Robert Karlsson are also serving as vice-captains on this year's European outfit.

Europe has won seven of the last 10 Ryder Cups dating back to 1999.

The tournament begins Sept. 24 in Wisconsin.

McDowell, Kaymer join Europe as vice-captains for Ryder Cup
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