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Furyk appointed next US Ryder Cup captain

  • FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Jim Furyk, of the United States, walks off the tee box after playing the first hole during a singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Jim Furyk, of the United States, walks off the tee box after playing the first hole during a singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this April 19, 2015, file photo, Jim Furyk poses after winning a playoff against Kevin Kisner during the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

    FILE - In this April 19, 2015, file photo, Jim Furyk poses after winning a playoff against Kevin Kisner during the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Jim Furyk watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament, in Edison, N.J. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Jim Furyk watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament, in Edison, N.J. Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France. Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)  (The Associated Press)

Jim Furyk has been appointed U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France.

Furyk will be in charge of a team that will try to win on European soil for the first time since 1993 at The Belfry. The Americans ended a three-match losing streak last year at Hazeltine with a 17-11 victory.

Thomas Bjorn will be the European captain.

Furyk played on nine consecutive Ryder Cup teams and had a 10-20-4 record. He played on only two winning teams, in 1999 at Brookline and 2008 at Valhalla.

The Americans reshaped their thinking after a loss at Gleneagles in 2014. They formed a task force aimed at better continuity, and then turned the decisions over to a Ryder Cup committee of three players and three PGA of America officials.