Westwood Reveals Ryder Cup Captain Ambition
European number one Lee Westwood has revealed that he would love to one day be the captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team but did say that he couldn't wait to play for Colin Montgomerie in his year's event at Celtic Manor.
The Captaincy of the Ryder Cup side is a huge honour for any golfer, with some of the game's legends holding the position in the recent past, including Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam.
Westwood, who has been in great form over the last couple of years, making the top three of the last several major championships and reaching a career high of number three in the World Rankings in doing so.
This has lead to many claiming that he could one day follow in Monty's footsteps and lead the European team out in a Ryder Cup.
Westwood admitted that it is an honour to be linked with such a prestigious position and said that it is something we would love to do in the future, although it would not be happening any time soon.
"I'd love to be the captain one day," he commented. "It's a massive honour and very few people get to do it.
"I've played under lots of different captains, I think Monty will be the seventh.
"I've got a lot of experience playing in the Ryder Cup and a lot of experience of different captains and the way they've all done it and I should be able to look back and know what to do and what not to do.
"Hopefully one day I'll get the chance to do that, but it's quite a long way down the road. It's not really something I've thought too much about."
Speaking of the style he expects Montgomerie's to adopt, he added: "He has always worn his heart on his sleeve and he's been very passionate about the Ryder Cup and he's obviously played many of them, so he's got a wealth of experience.
Europe are 4/6 with Eurobet to win the Ryder Cup, with Coral and Bwin offering 4/7 and 7/12 respectively.