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Darren Clark named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain


Darren Clark named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain


Darren Clarke has been appointed captain for Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup match against the United States.

The 46-year-old Northern Irishman was the odds-on favourite, following his vice-captainship during recent victories at Medinah and Celtic Manor.

Clarke, who will succeed skipper Paul McGinley, was one of three candidates up for the role – along with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark.

Clarke has a very strong record in the biennial team event, having been victorious in six out seven previous appearances as a player or vice-captain.

He could be set to go head-to-head with Davis Love III in Minnesota next year.

The Golf Channel reported that Love is set to be named American skipper next week.

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