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Paul McGinley: ‘Impossible’ To Be Ryder Cup Playing Captain In Modern Era

Sir Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United, is pictured with The European Ryder Cup team (L-R) Front row: Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul McGinley, Justin Rose, Stephen Gallacher and Back Row: Thomas Bjorn, Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson and Victor Dubuisson) after delivering a motivational speech ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel

Paul McGinley believes it would be “impossible” for anyone to successfully carry out the role of playing captain at a Ryder Cup in the modern era.

There has not been a playing captain in the biennial competition between Europe and the United States since 1963 when Arnold Palmer oversaw a thumping 23-9 victory over Great Britain at East Lake in Georgia. 


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