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Darren Clark named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain

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Darren Clark named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain
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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.