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McIlroy tells Montgomerie to 'move on' from Ryder Cup

ESPN staff
January 13, 2013

Rory McIlroy believes Colin Montgomerie should not be in the running to captain Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup after claiming the honour should be a one-off.

Montgomerie captained Europe to victory at Celtic Manor in 2010, but has said he would accept the role once again with the next edition of the biennial event to be held in his native Scotland at Gleneagles.

Tom Watson, who first captained the USA at The Belfry in 1993, has already been unveiled as the American captain as they bid to win the title on European soil for the first time in 21 years.

Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley are also in the running, although Clarke said last week that "this may not be my time".

Clarke recently hinted that Montgomerie should be considered for the captaincy, but McIlroy believes McGinley would be the best man for the job.

"RC captaincy should be a one-time thing," McIlroy said on Twitter. "Everybody deserving gets their chance and moves on." He added: "Would love to play under Paul McGinley in '14."

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