Aberdeen’s Paul Lawrie has been named as a vice-captain for this year’s Ryder Cup.
Lawrie will take up the role alongside Thomas Bjorn and Padraig Harrington in Darren Clarke’s team.
— Paul Lawrie (@PaulLawriegolf) May 27, 2016
Former Open champion Lawrie, who played in the defeat at Brookline in 1999 and the ’Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012, will make his debut in the backroom staff at Hazeltine as Europe seek an unprecedented fourth straight victory and ninth in the last 11 biennial contests.
Bjorn performed the same role alongside Clarke in 2010 and 2012, while Harrington was one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley at Gleneagles in 2014.