Harrington, 47, a three-time major winner who played on six European teams, takes over for Thomas Bjorn, who oversaw a rousing success in France in September when Europe defeated the Americans 16½ to 9½, a seventh victory in the last 10 Ryder Cups.

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, site of three PGA Championships.

“There seems to be a natural progression,” Harrington said during a news conference at European Tour headquarters

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