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Clarke set to be named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain

LONDON (Reuters) – It would be a vital warn if anyone though former British Open champion Darren Clarke was allocated Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday.

A five-man preference row is due to make an proclamation on Paul McGinley’s inheritor after assembly during a European Tour’s Wentworth domicile on a hinterland of London.

Clarke is one of 3 possibilities for a 2016 role, along with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark, and a Northern Irishman is a odds-on favorite with a bookmakers to land a desired role.

It seems roughly improbable that McGinley, 2012 captain Jose Maria Olazabal, 2010 skipper Colin Montgomerie, debate arch executive George O’Grady and former Ryder Cup actor David Howell will not opt for Clarke.

The 46-year-old, who played in a biennial group eventuality 5 times and was a vice-captain in 2010 and 2012, appears to have a subsidy of many of a group that kick a United States in Scotland in Sep including universe series one Rory McIlroy.

Four-times vital leader McIlroy pronounced final month that Clarke would be a ideal fit in a U.S. where he is a renouned figure.

The 2011 British Open champion has tasted better usually once in a 7 times he has been concerned in a Ryder Cup, when a U.S. won during Brookline in 1999, and he appears to parasite a right boxes in terms of knowledge and support from a players.

Media reports have wrongly suggested in new days that usually a 3 former captains will have a vote, with O’Grady and Howell stepping in if a contingent can't confirm on their choice.

The tour, however, has been during heedfulness to indicate out that any member of a row has an equal vote.

The successful claimant is expected to be going head-to-head with Davis Love III during Hazeltine, Minnesota subsequent year after a Golf Channel reported on Monday that a 1997 U.S. PGA Championship leader would be named American skipper subsequent week.

It would be a second time Love, 50, has led a group after he oversaw a “Miracle of Medinah” better in 2012 when Olazabal’s side stormed behind to win from 10-6 down.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/17/us-golf-ryder-european-idUSKBN0LL0YB20150217

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