Darren Clarke will lead Europe's next assault on the Ryder Cup after being chosen to captain the team for the 2016 event against the United States at Hazeltine.
The reaction to the popular Northern Irishman's apointment has been overwhelmingly positive on social media, with fellow players and celebrities hailing the move.
"Well done @DarrenClarke60. Fantastic appointment as #RyderCupCaptain ...#GuinnessOclock" - former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan
"Congratulations to @DarrenClarke60 being appointed as 2016 @RyderCupEurope Captain. That's great news and will be a first class captain." - Ian Poulter
"Congratulations @DarrenClarke60 on being appointed the @RyderCupTeamEur Captain. #TeamEurope..." - Justin Rose
"Great to see Darren Clarke named as European Captain for 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine" - former England rugby captain Mike Tindall
"Congrats to @DarrenClarke60 on being named captain of the Ryder cup team for 2016. Well deserved" - former Republic of Ireland international and current Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given
"I'm so happy for @DarrenClarke60 ...such a well deserved honour... now the tough job to retain the @rydercup #bringiton" - Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, former golfer and current managing director of sports management firm ISM.
"@DarrenClarke60 congratulations slim. #RyderCupCaptain" - Lee Westwood
"Congrats @DarrenClarke60" - former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard
"Congratulations @DarrenClarke60 on your selection as @RyderCupEurope next captain. Well deserved. My best" - Gary Player
"Congratulations to @DarrenClarke60 on being named Ryder Cup captain for 2016. Much deserved and a sagacious choice." - Gary Lineker
"Congrats Captain @DarrenClarke60! I'm sure you'll be an amazing asset to #TeamEurope. Go Europe" - Sergio Garcia
"@RyderCupEurope @EuropeanTour @DarrenClarke60 great guy for the role" - former Formula One driver Mark Blundell