Wallace, who nearly got into the frame in Paris last autumn explained the Harry aura thus: "I've spent a bit of time with him over the past few months and even just practising with him, doing short game and putting stuff, he's just someone who grinds and works tirelessly and I'm sure he'd be like that as a captain to try and get the best performance and ultimate goal of winning the Ryder Cup".
"He has got experience of working with six captains as a player, and three as vice-captain, so right now there is no-one more qualified to be captain". That man loves the Ryder Cup. The Americans have failed in every attempt since 1993 and Europe lost on their travels in 2016, 2008 and 1999.
Whistling Straits has a links-style look with the holes bordering Lake Michigan north of Milwaukee.
"Both sides are using statisticians to set up courses to favour their own team", said Harrington.More news: Thunder loses double OT thriller at San Antonio
The three-time major victor succeeds Dane Thomas Bjorn and becomes just the second golfer from the Republic of Ireland to take the reins for the tournament after Paul McGinley, who was victorious in 2014.
"That's one of the things you learn". "It seems to be the right time and place for me in my career".
I have only been a vice-captain once, and I think - rightly so - you need to be a vice-captain at least twice to know what the role entails.
Certainly he will not lack respect from the younger generation pushing to make it into his team.
One of those may be Englishman Matt Wallace, who narrowly missed out on one of Bjorn's wildcard picks.More news: 'It's not professional': Sarri blasts Bayern Munich over Hudson-Odoi
However, the Americans will be back on home ground next year when the competition heads to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. He's a brilliant guy and a great player.
"I am very encouraged by the support I have received from the players, " he said.
During his unveiling as European captain for next year's contest in the USA, Harrington was questioned about McIlroy's commitment to the cause after the Northern Irishman recently revealed he may not fulfil the requirements for European Tour membership next season.
Couples captained the U.S. to three straight Presidents Cup triumphs from 2009 to 2013 and was a vice for the next two, but in 2017 he stated he felt his opportunity to oversee a Ryder Cup had "passed by".
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He seems the ideal man for the job.