Donald will 'consider' staying on as Europe's Ryder Cup captain
Luke Donald says he will "consider" staying on as Europe's Ryder Cup captain.
The former world No1 lifted the trophy four times as a player and tasted his first success as captain last Sunday as the Europeans claimed a deserved 16½-11½ victory over the United States in Rome.
Europe are now 30 years unbeaten in home Ryder Cups, with the USA's last away win coming at The Belfry in 1993.
After the latest triumph, Donald, 45, said: "We had a great week together. It is a long process, this is not an easy job.
"I certainly haven't given it [staying on as captain] really any thought yet. It's something I would have to sit down and think about.
"Of course I would consider it. I'm trying to enjoy this moment right now, enjoy this victory and then we'll see what happens in the future."
The 2025 Ryder Cup will be held in New York and Donald is already thinking about the prospect of masterminding glory on enemy soil.
He added: "Maybe I go out leaving a legacy as a winning Ryder Cup captain and not risk that.
"Obviously going over there in New York, which would be a real cauldron, those fans are extremely passionate.
"It would be a really, really tough environment. If I was to do this job and I was to go over there and win, that would be some accomplishment."
Europe's victory was sealed when Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood and Robert MacIntyre all won their singles matches to bring a halt to the visitors' spirited comeback.
Much of the damage was done on the previous two days, with Europe completing a 4-0 clean sweep in the Friday foursomes and winning 3-1 in the Saturday foursomes.