Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Paul McGinley  (Getty Images)
Paul McGinley (Getty Images)

As soon as news of Paul McGinley's appointment as European Ryder Cup Captain broke, players took to Twitter to offer there congratulations. Here are a selection of the Tweets.

Tom Watson‏@TomWatsonPGAPro
Congrats to Paul McGinley on your R/C Captaincy. Looking forward to our future competition. You're a class act.

Rory Mcilroy‏@McIlroyRory
Common sense prevailed in the end.... Paul McGinley 2014 European Ryder Cup captain!!! Couldn't be happier for him... Roll on Gleneagles

Graeme McDowell‏@Graeme_McDowell
Congrats to '14 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley. He will be a thoughtful, articulate, prepared, motivated, fair and respected captain. #euro

Luke Donald‏@LukeDonald
Very happy for Paul McGinley, his enthusiasm and attention to detail will serve Team Europe very well. #2014RyderCup

Nicolas Colsaerts‏@Coelsss
congrats to Paul McGinley...well deserved captaincy

Paul lawrie‏@PaulLawriegolf
Huge congrats to paul mcginley ryder cup 2014 captain. Hope I'm in your team

Ian Poulter‏@IanJamesPoulter
Paul Mcginley Ryder Cup captain truly really happy that he has given the opportunity to captain the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

Matteo Manassero‏@ManasseroMatteo
And now we have it ... Congratulations to Paul McGinley 2014 Ryder Cup captain ! Hope to be part of it #RyderCup2014

Edoardo Molinari‏@DodoMolinari
I am sure that Paul will be a fantastic captain! Well done to him...and now it's time to work even harder to be part of his team!

Soren Hansen‏@Hansen_Soren
Congrats to Paul. He will be great and has the backing of all the players and the tour. 100% RC record and as a cap!! He is a true leader!

Scott Jamieson‏@scottjamieson54
Congrats Paul McGinley, def gets my vote, will be a great Ryder Cup captain.

Callum Macaulay‏@birdieblitz83
Glad Paul McGinley is new RC captain. Can only dream big and hope I'm in his team. Two years......

mark foster‏@markfozgolf
huge congratulations to paul mcginley. i played under his captaincy in the seve trophy and he's a class act. #popularchoice

Alastair Forsyth‏@Forsythgolf
Well done to Paul Mcginley and well done to the players committee.. Right man for the job.. Common sense

Lorenzo Gagli‏@Lorenzo_Gagli
Congratulations to Paul Mcginley...new @RyderCupTeamEUR Captnain in #Gleneagles

Jorge Campillo‏@jcampillogolf
Got paired with the new Ryder Cup captain for the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi golf Championship. #CaptainMcGinley

Ian Woosnam‏@IWoosnam
Thanks to everybody who has followed me today, I think we got the right man for the job, Ryder cup captain, Paul Mcginley 2014, thank god

Sandy Lyle‏@SandyLyle1
Congratulations and good luck to our 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley.

David Duval‏@david59duval
Congrats to McGinley for the captaincy. We competed first 20 plus years ago in the Walker Cup.

Gary Player‏@garyplayer
Congrats to Irishman Paul McGinley on being selected as European Ryder Cup Captain for 2014.Team player, players choice, my best.

Alison Nicholas‏@Ali_eurocaptain
Congrats to Paul McGinley great appointment - he came and supported the Solheim top man and gave us advice!

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