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Nigel Edwards gets third captaincy

Updated: January 16, 2014, 3:07 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

Nigel Edwards has been reappointed captain of the Great Britain & Ireland team that will take on the United States at next year's Walker Cup, the R&A announced Thursday.

Edwards becomes the first captain in modern times to hold the position for three consecutive Walker Cups, a biennial amateur competition.

The U.S., which won the event in September at the National Golf Links on Long Island, will defend its title at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England in 2015.

A Welshman, Edwards ...

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