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Zach Johnson to be named next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, according to report

February 23, 2022

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Zach Johnson will be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, according to The Associated Press.

The two-time major champ is expected to lead Team USA in 2023 when it looks for its first win on foreign soil in the biennial event in 30 years. The PGA of America has yet to make its decision official, but will make an announcement Monday morning.

Johnson, who will turn 46 on Feb. 24, has served as an assistant captain for the past two matches, including the Americans' dominant 19-9 win in September at Whistling Straits. He is expected to take over for Steve Stricker, who is part of the Ryder Cup committee tasked with picking the next captain.

The 2023 Ryder Cup matches are scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone Golf Club outside of Rome. The 44th edition of the event will mark the first time it has been held in Italy.

In addition to his time as an assistant captain, Johnson played in five Ryder Cups. The 12-time PGA Tour winner is one of only six players (Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo being the others) to have won at both Augusta and St. Andrews.

Europe has yet to announce its captain.