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Luke Donald to stay as Europe captain for 2025 Ryder Cup

Luke Donald to stay as Europe captain for 2025 Ryder Cup
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Luke Donald is to remain as the captain of Europe for the 2025 Ryder Cup, which will be held in New York.

Luke Donald will remain in the role of Europe captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup.

The former world number one was only handed the position for the 2023 edition after Henrik Stenson opted to make the switch to LIV Golf.

However, Donald was still able to spearhead a dominant triumph over USA in Rome, a team mixed of youth and experience prevailing by a 16.5-11.5 scoreline.

When Donald and the European team received the trophy at the closing ceremony, there were chants of "two more years" from both the crowd and the 12 players that had starred at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

At the time, the Englishman played down the prospect of leading the team in New York, aware that successive captaincies in this format are rare.

Nevertheless, it was revealed on Wednesday afternoon that the 45-year-old would remain at the helm for the visit to Bethpage Black.

Donald said: "I'm delighted and honoured to have been given the chance to lead Team Europe in the Ryder Cup once again.

"Great opportunities don't come along very often in life and I'm a great believer that when they do, you need to grab them with both hands - this is one of these moments.

"I've been fortunate as a player to have had many amazing times in the Ryder Cup over the years and so to add being a winning captain to that, to form bonds with the 12 players like we did in Italy and to get the result we did, was very special indeed.

"The Ryder Cup means so much to me, so to be captain again and have the chance to create more history by becoming only the second European captain to win back-to-back is exciting."

As it stands, the USA captain for the 2025 competition has not been selected as they bid to extend a run of home victories by either team to six editions.

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