Golf: Clarke to be Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain

Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke

Adopted Portrush man Darren Clarke will be Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain at Hazeltine National in Minnesota.

The Dungannon man, who has won the cup four times as a player, was announced as the new captain this morning.

A five-man panel selected the 46-year-old ahead of Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark.

He succeeds Irishman Paul McGinley, who led Europe to a five-point victory over the USA at Gleneagles in 2014.