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McGinley offers helping hand

Paul McGinley has offered to help any future European Ryder Cup captains after his impressive tenure ended in a five-point win at Gleneagles.

With recent tradition dictating that captaincy is a one-match affair, it is unlikely that McGinley will get another chance to lead a team in the biennial contest.

However, under a new selection process, McGinley and the two previous captains - Jose Maria Olazabal and Colin Montgomerie - will have a say in deciding the captain for Hazeltine in 2016.

"The Ryder Cup has been very good to me and I'm quite happy now to take very much a background (role)," McGinley said.

"I've got a role now in deciding who the next captain will be and we'll see where that goes in the next few months on behalf of the European Tour."

McGinley was asked if he would consider being a vice-captain in future, but added: "No, I've done my piece and I'm happy to have the honour and happy to help in any way going forward.

"I don't think it would be right for me to go into the vice captaincy role. I don't know if I'd quite enjoy that, having done it, and then stepped up to captaincy.

"But I'm very happy to help the captain in any way. On the European side, obviously!"


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