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Edoardo Molinari named Team Europe's second vice-captain for Ryder Cup

Edoardo Molinari and his brother Francesco both played in the 2010 edition when Europe regained the trophy in Wales. Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Team Europe captain Henrik Stenson named Italy's Edoardo Molinari as his second vice-captain on Monday for the 2023 Ryder Cup that will be played at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.

Molinari and his brother Francesco both played in the 2010 edition when Europe regained the trophy in Wales.

"It is fantastic. I played the Ryder Cup in 2010 and to be able to be a vice-captain in this one is a dream come true," Molinari said in a statement.

"It was a very unexpected call from Henrik. We had chatted a few times about stats and what I could do to help the team, but I never expected this.

"The Italian fans will be loud and passionate at Marco Simone. For the players, it will be a lot of fun to play in front of such supportive crowds."

Stenson had named Denmark's Thomas Bjorn -- who captained the team to victory in the 2018 edition -- as his first vice-captain earlier this month.