Factfile of new European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley
We look at the life of Paul McGinley after he was named European Ryder Cup captain for 2014.
Last Updated: 15/01/13 8:40pm
1966: Born December 16 in Dublin.
1986: Promising Gaelic football career is ended by a broken kneecap.
1987: Wins an Irish youth cap in golf.
1988: Becomes Irish youths champion.
1989: Crowned Irish amateur champion.
1991: Earns a Walker Cup cap and turns professional.
1993: Makes his Dunhill Cup and World Cup debuts.
1996: Claims first European Tour win, in Austria.
1997: Achieves his second European Tour victory, and wins World Cup with Padraig Harrington.
2001: Wins Wales Open.
2002: Finishes 18th in first Masters. Makes his Ryder Cup debut and holes the winning putt.
2004: Earns second Ryder Cup cap and finishes unbeaten in a record nine-point win for Europe.
2005: Wins Volvo Masters to finish third on European money list and reach a career-high 18th in world rankings.
2006: Third Ryder Cup cap, and again McGinley plays his part in a nine-point win.
2009: Captains Britain and Ireland to Seve Trophy win.
2010: Among Europe's vice-captains in Ryder Cup win at Celtic Manor.
2011: Makes his 500th European Tour start and captains Britain and Ireland to another Seve Trophy win.
2012: Among vice-captains in another Ryder Cup win for Europe, this time at Medinah.
2013: Named Europe's captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup, to be staged at Gleneagles.