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Colin Montgomerie believes next two Ryder Cup captains could be unveiled at same time

Last Updated: 18/12/12 6:52pm

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Colin Montgomerie: Would welcome double announcement

Colin Montgomerie: Would welcome double announcement

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Colin Montgomerie believes the European Tour could name their captains for the next two Ryder Cup contests at the same time.

Ian Woosnam and Sir Nick Faldo were unveiled as skippers for the 2006 and 2008 editions at the same meeting, and Montgomerie sees no reason for it not to happen again.

The decision was due to be announced in Abu Dhabi next month, but European Tour chief executive George O'Grady has said the tournament committee vote would "not necessarily" happen at their next meeting.

Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley are the general favourites to succeed Jose Maria Olazabal, and victorious 2010 captain Montgomerie thinks both could be given the chance.

"It will be a very interesting debate and I will listen to it," said Montgomerie.

"There is an opportunity to do two at one time again. Both Clarke and McGinley are respected in the game and great candidates.

"The fact that Tom Watson has been made America's captain should not colour our judgement. We should have only one criteria - picking the best man for the job."

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