Newly-appointed European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has said that he is looking forward to taking on his US counterpart Tom Watson.
McGinley - vice-captain during Europe's victory at Celtic Manor in 2010 - revealed that Watson, who will lead the US team for a second time, is one of his golfing heroes.
"I'm obviously very pleased to be in this situation," McGinley told reporters. "This is a position that I'm really thrilled to be in, and it's also a very humbling experience. I can't wait to get into the role of being the captain.
"I'm relishing the thought of taking on one of my great heroes, Tom Watson. He's not only a wonderful person but a great ambassador for the game of golf.
"I've never had an opportunity to go up against him in a playing sense. To go up against him in a captaincy sense will be a real thrill for me."
The tournament takes place at Gleneagles in 2014.