However, Swede Peter Hanson, has backed Paul McGinley, a two-time vice-captain, to lead the team in two years' time. "I think Paul does a fantastic job in the team room. He knows a lot about the Ryder Cup and really loves the role of helping players, I think he would make a great captain," he said.
McGinley refused to discuss that prospect. "It's not right for me to commit or promote my cause or anything like that," he explained.