Lee Westwood eyes 2020 European Ryder Cup captaincy

Lee Westwood has his eyes on turning the Ryder Cup captain of Europe in 2020.

The 42 year old golfer believed that he would make a huge leader for the biennial games by the time the series gets to great Whistling Straits, site of previous year’s PGA Championship, in 4 years.


At the Shell Houston Open, on Thursday, Westwood told that it is 4 years away, but he would love to do that. He believes that he would be the right age. He would still be in touch with the players.

It might appear a bit strange for Lee, who has the 5th most European Ryder Cup points, to apply for a road game captaincy. Still, the Brit seemed to embrace taking European side into uncongenial territory. He told that he would like to do it anywhere, but he believes that it would be good in the States. He thinks that it is a challenge, to beat the American team on home soil. This is never easy.

Westwood is still also expecting to make the team that would take on the United States this fall at the Hazeltine National. After he got divorced previous last year, Lee gave up PGA Tour membership and then moved back to United Kingdom.

Still, until last week in Austin, Lee had also taken off nearly the last two past 2months. He’s thirty seventh in the European points list. In expectations of making a tenth consecutive Ryder Cup appearance, Lee sees at Golf Club of Houston this week as the start of a run toward making the team. He is looking for a bit of form. Therefore, he is looking forward to the upcoming few months.