List of past European Ryder Cup captains

London - Padraig Harrington will captain defending champions Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits, United States.

READ: Harrington named European captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

A list of previous captains since the event changed from a Britain and Ireland team taking on the USA to a European side facing the Americans:

1979 - John Jacobs (ENG) - lost

1981 - John Jacobs (ENG) - lost

1983 - Tony Jacklin (ENG) - lost

1985 - Tony Jacklin (ENG) - won

1987 - Tony Jacklin (ENG) - won

1989 - Tony Jacklin (ENG) - halved (Europe retain trophy as defending champions)

1991 - Bernard Gallacher (SCO) - lost

1993 - Bernard Gallacher (SCO) - lost

1995 - Bernard Gallacher (SCO) - won

1997 - Seve Ballesteros (ESP) - won

1999 - Mark James (ENG) - lost

2002 - Sam Torrance (SCO) - won

2004 - Bernhard Langer (GER) - won

2006 - Ian Woosnam (WAL) - won

2008 - Nick Faldo (ENG) - lost

2010 - Colin Montgomerie (SCO) - won

2012 - Jose Maria Olazabal (ESP) - won

2014 - Paul McGinley (IRL) - won

2016 - Darren Clarke (NIR) - lost

2018 - Thomas Bjorn (DEN) - won