Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/31/14

PARIS - SEPTEMBER 23: Great Britian and Northern Ireland Captian Paul McGinley of Ireland and Continental Europe Captain Thomas Bjorn of Denmark during their press conference at The Vivendi Trophy with Severiano Ballesteros at Saint - Nom - La Breteche golf course on September 23, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Paul McGinley is Europe's captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Northern Irishman defeated Colin Montgomerie in a vote of the European Tour's tournament committee in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. McGinley had received the backing of some of the continent's biggest names, including top-ranked Rory McIlroy and third-ranked Luke Donald. Darren Clarke pulled out of the running for the position, preferring to concentrate on his own game. That left Montgomerie to provide a late challenge to McGinley. Montgomerie was captain for the 2010 match against the United States at Celtic Manor, Wales. Europe will defend the trophy at Gleneagles, Scotland, after rallying past the United States in October at Medinah, near Chicago. Tom Watson will serve as US captain in 2014.
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