Photo: Padraig Harrington lifts lid on Ryder Cup vice-captaincy

Photo: Europe vice-captain Padraig Harrington takes to Twitter to poke fun at his role over the next four days

Paul McGinley recruited his compatriot Padraig Harrington to be one of his vice-captains for the Ryder Cup, and the three-time Major winner is taking his role seriously.

Golf fans have grown accustomed to watching the 43-year-old actually playing in the Ryder Cup over the past decade after being part of Europe’s team on six occasions.

Indeed, Dublin-born Harrington has a rich tradition in one of sport’s most-illustrious events, helping Europe win the Ryder Cup in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2010.

So it was no surprise captain McGinley asked Harrington to join his team, and the Irishman is helping Europe stay relaxed ahead of Friday’s tee off by making fun of his role.

Harrington has won the Open Championship in 2007 and 2008 plus the PGA Championship in 2008.

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