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Published: 10:24 | 30/3/16

Westwood targets 2020 captaincy

Lee Westwood has set his sights on captaining Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup.

A veteran of nine Ryder Cups, Westwood is fourth on Europe's all-time list of points scorers, but may be forced to rely on a captain's pick for this year's event in Hazeltine.

The 42-year-old believes he has only a few more years on the tour and wants to put his name forward for the captaincy in 2020.

"I'd like to go on a little longer. Two or three years, then think about the Ryder Cup captaincy. If I put my name in for the captaincy in four years' time then I can think about joining the Seniors Tour after that," Westwood stated.

The Englishman is keen to be a member of Darren Clarke's team in September but admits he would not want to be selected based on previous form.

"Hazeltine is in my mind for different reasons and naturally I want to play," he said.

"But I read somewhere that Darren is worried about friendships and making picks. I can put his mind at rest. Your past record only counts if you are playing well. I'd say to Darren, even before he contemplated it, not to select me if I wasn't playing well."

While he is keen to play in Hazeltine, Westwood would be happy to join Clarke's back-room team.

"My goal is to qualify - you only need one or two good weeks and you're right in there. If not, I'm happy to go along and get some captaincy experience as vice-captain. When you've played in nine Ryder Cups you've got the respect of the players and you feel you can help," he explained.

"I've played under nine different captains so have experienced all there is to experience in that regard."

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