Leadership Q&A with Paul McGinley, 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain
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2014 European Ryder Cup Captain
In January 2013, Irishman Paul McGinley was named as Europe’s Captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup.
Paul McGinley played an instrumental role as a Vice Captain in Europe’s 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cup victories. Now he has stepped up to the top job and will lead the European Team’s defense of the Cup at Gleneagles.
In 2009 and 2011, McGinley demonstrated his fine leadership skills in team golf when he led Great Britain and Ireland to victory over Continental Europe in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
The Irishman has always been passionate about the team format and has played in three consecutive successful Ryder Cup Teams. The first was in 2002, when he holed the winning putt. As well as The Ryder Cup, McGinley has been on a winning team in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, the World Cup and the Royal Trophy.
A winner of four European Tour titles, his best campaign to date came in 2005, when he finished runner-up three times before securing victory in the Volvo Masters.
He played in the 1991 Walker Cup and gained his European Tour card on his first visit to the Qualifying School later the same year.
In 2014, he will pit his wits against one of his golfing heroes — US Team Captain Tom Watson.