Colin Montgomerie has told Paul McGinley that he has his backing and will support him in every way he can after the Dubliner was appointed Ryder Cup captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
The European Tour committee confirmed McGinley as captain yesterday evening in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship which starts tomorrow. McGinley had to fight off a few strong contenders to get the position including Scotland’s Sandy Lyle and Spains Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Montgomerie who has a fantastic record in the Ryder Cup matches and won as captain in 2010 was a late contender for the job after it was announced the Tom Watson would be leading the US team out to battle. But is was McGinley who was successful.
Montgomerie said he is confident that McGinley has the experience after two Ryder Cups as vice-captain.