US name Bradley as 2025 Ryder Cup captain

Keegan Bradley will captain the United States in the 2025 Ryder Cup against Europe.

The 45th edition of the biennial contest will take place at the Bethpage Black course in New York from 25-28 September.

"My passion and appreciation for golf's greatest team event have never been stronger," said the 38-year-old, who was on the losing side in his two appearances as a player - in 2012 and 2014.

"The Ryder Cup is unlike any other competition in our sport. And this edition will undoubtedly be particularly special given the rich history and enthusiastic spectators at this iconic course.

"I look forward to beginning preparations."

PGA of America president John Lindert, who made the announcement, said: "Keegan's past Ryder Cup experience, strong relationships and unwavering passion for this event will prove invaluable as he guides the US team over the next year and a half.

"We are confident that with Keegan at the helm, the 2025 U.S. Ryder Cup Team will compete at Bethpage with the same confidence and determination that has defined his career.”

Europe won the last edition of the contest, triumphing 16½-11½ in Rome.