European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has selected Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie as vice-captains for this year's event at Hazeltine National.
Harrington assumed the role under Paul McGinley in 2014 and will retain the position for the 2016 edition in Minnesota.
Bjorn - a three-time Ryder Cup winner - was a vice-captain four years ago for the 'Miracle at Medinah', while Lawrie will make his debut in the position after featuring once as a player in 1999.
Clarke was pleased to have the trio on board and revealed he would appoint a further two vice-captains before the tournament begins on September 30.
"I will have two more later on in the year," said the Northern Irishman. "There are quite a few different guys in the running for these final two places. As of now, these are my first three and I'm over the moon they have agreed.
"I think as a vice-captain having been there, you want honesty - you want them to tell you exactly what they're thinking. These are three fantastic players with seriously good careers. They know what they're looking for.
"Because I can't be everywhere at one time - it's a pretty hectic week for the captain - they are my eyes and ears."