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Jim Furyk named a 2023 Ryder Cup vice captain for the US squad

Jim Furyk can officially block out his calendar for the next two Septembers.

Six days after being tabbed as captain for the US team at the 2024 Presidents Cup, Furyk was named a vice captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup.

Furyk joins Steve Stricker and Davis Love III as vice captains on Zach Johnson’s squad headed to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy. The PGA of America stated there will be more vice captains for 2023 named at a later date.

The biennial competition between the US and Europe is set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.

“Jim and I have been friends for more than 20 years,” Johnson said in a statement released Monday. “He’s an amazing leader, mentor and someone I trust. He understands what it takes to compete at the highest level, and how to be a team player. I will be leaning on his experience a ton in the lead up to Marco Simone in September.”

Furyk was the US team’s Ryder Cup captain in 2018 in France and a vice captain in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club as well as in 2020 at Whistling Straits.

Prior to sliding into leadership roles, Furyk competed in nine straight Ryder Cups: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014.

“I’ve been involved in the Ryder Cup since 1997, and my passion for this event is unmatched,” Furyk said in the same statement. “Captain Zach Johnson shares that passion, and I can’t wait to get to Italy to help our US Team work towards retaining the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone.”

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek