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Irishman McGinley named Ryder Cup captain

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Paul McGinley became the first Irishman to be named European Ryder Cup captain when the announcement was made for the 2014 match-up here on Tuesday. 

Paul McGinley of Team Queenwood plays a shot during the first day of the Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona Country Club on March 19, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. McGinley became the first Irishman to be named European Ryder Cup captain when the announcement was made for the 2014 match-up here on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old, a three-time Ryder Cup winner as a player who holed the winning putt in the 2002 edition, was seen as the hot favourite to get the nod to skipper the defending champions.

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