Darren Clarke named as European captain for 2016 Ryder Cup

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named as European captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup in Hazeltine, USA.

Clarke, who was a vice-captain in 2010 and 2012, succeeds Paul McGinley, who led Europe to success over the United States at Gleneagles last year.

The Dungannon man won the Open Championship at Royal St George's in 2011 and has enjoyed a distinguished Ryder Cup playing career.

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