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Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley wants to lead Europe in America

Paul McGinley also revealed he had regrets over his opening morning pairing of Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher.

Paul McGinley says he would have liked to have captained Europe in a Ryder Cup held in the United States.

The Irishman led Europe to a 16.5-11.5 victory at Gleneagles in 2014 and, with Sky Sports broadcasting the final day singles on Sunday, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the occasion and answer questions.

McGinley's compatriot Padraig Harrington is due to lead Europe at Whistling Straits in September, although the coronavirus pandemic has led to speculation the biennial contest could be postponed until 2021.

McGinley tweeted: "If I was to be Captain again I would like to be an away Captain – we've nailed the home captaincy but away still a work in progress and more difficult."

However, when asked if he would take on the role again, McGinley added: "That ship has sailed – lots of great captains in waiting for Europe though!"

McGinley was heralded at the time for his inspirational leadership as his side outclassed Tom Watson's Americans.

However, the 53-year-old revealed that he had regrets over his opening morning pairing of Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher.

They were beaten 5 and 4 by Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, with rookie Gallacher not reappearing until the Sunday singles when he lost to Phil Mickelson and Poulter – so often Europe's talisman – ending the week with two halves from three outings.

"The 2 guys I feel I didn't Captain as well as I would have liked are Poults and Stevie G," he added.

"Didn't put as much into preparing Stevie as I should have as he made the team so late and then I forced Poults into playing a role shepherding a rookie that wasn't his forte."

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
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· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

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· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
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