Padraig Harrington accidentally reveals Luke Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain

Captain of europe Padraig Harrington Let us escape that former world number one Luke Donald is one of his vice captains this year Ryder Cup during a live broadcast on Tuesday.

Harrington was at Sky Sports Golf Show discuss, among other things, whether this year's event would have to be played without fans present due to the COVID-19 pandemic when it let the cat out of the bag.

"I'm trying to be prepared as much I can," he said. "I've had phone calls today with ( Ryder Cup director) Guy Kinnings and yesterday I talked to Luke, my new... whoa, I possibly said the word, then... one of my vice-captains.

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Donald tweeted a clip from the interview, accompanied by the message: I thought it was supposed to be a @padraig_h secret, prompting a response from his employer.

Sorry about that. The news was too good to keep secret! Welcome to the team, Harrington replied.

Donald joins Swede Robert Karlsson as part of the Harrington Brain Trust for the biennial event, which will take place Sept. 25-27 in the Whistling Sound in Wisconsin.

The 42-year-old Donald has never finished on the losing side as a player in four Ryder Cup appearances, winning 10-1/2 points from his 15 matches.

Donald also served as vice-captain alongside Harrington under Thomas Bjorn when Europe regained the Ryder Cup by beating the United States at Le Golf National in 2018.