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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: I will wear heart on my sleeve against Americans at Hazeltine

This is why Clarke was given the nod over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Thomas Bjorn. He has a better individual record than both in the individual and Ryder Cup arena and, on his day, is more than adept at handling the media and sponsors. But there is something more about his story that intertwines him […]

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Paul McGinley puts fallout in the past to back Darren Clarke as European captain for 2016 Ryder Cup defence

Paul McGinley will put aside his personal differences on Wednesday to give Darren Clarke the vote which will carry him over the line in the race to become Europe’s Ryder Cup captain. McGinley is part of the five-man panel who will select the candidate to lead the defence at Hazeltine in 18 months’ time, although […]

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Sergio Garcia fears Miguel Angel Jimenez’s English is not good enough to be Ryder Cup captain in 2016

Even Sergio García, a friend and countryman, is worried about the merits of Miguel Ángel Jiménez’s candidature as the next Europe Ryder Cup captain, making it yet more likely that Darren Clarke will assume the hot seat. The race to succeed Paul McGinley is seen as a straight choice between the Spaniard and the Northern […]

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It is time for the US players to copy Europe and pick a Ryder Cup captain themselves

Gleneagles was the perfect example. McIlroy, Ian Poulter and a few of the other heavyweights declared that McGinley should be captain and so they derailed the ill-advised campaign for Colin Montgomerie to return. McGinley’s leadership was always going to be a positive one after the team had backed him with such gusto and so, with […]

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Want Fred Couples as Next Ryder Cup Captain

Getty Images Tiger Woods and Fred Couples at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Couples was an assistant captain for the 2012 U.S. team. The PGA of America’s Ryder Cup task force hasn’t even met yet, but U.S. players know the guy they want for their 2016 captain: Fred Couples. Following Team USA’s loss to Europe last […]

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Ian Poulter says he would ‘love’ to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team

“There is something fascinating about it that makes its participants fist pump in a way they never do in any other golfing circumstance. It’s such drama, so intense. Look at Seve, Faldo, Monty: it’s amazing to see what happens to people. I really don’t think I’m any different.” Poulter is now defined by the Ryder […]

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Phil Mickelson will assist with search to find new Ryder Cup captain as PGA of America have change of heart

“We’re in the process right now of assembling that task force and it’s something we’re excited about. It will give everyone a little bit of ownership. I think it’s going to be a healthy, inclusive process.’’ So after all this time, welcome to the party, America, where teamwork can be fun and where individualism and […]

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Curtis Cup 2014: Great Britain and Ireland captain Tegwen Matthews tells her team to be fearless in America

Tegwen Matthews, the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup captain, has told her players to forget the team’s history on American soil and instead take inspiration from the victory two years ago in Nairn. The three-day match begins in St Louis, Missouri on Friday, with the US the overwhelming favourites. Yet despite GB&I having won […]

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Captain Nick Price tag has a lot of choices, but no knowledge, for Presidents Cup

Getty Pictures Nick Value was passionate as a Presidents Cup players, but he may have to be more strategic as the captain of an International team lacking in encounter. NEW YORK – The Americans have a 7-1-1 record in the Presidents Cup, and the upcoming 10th edition appears even far more lopsided on paper. Think […]

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Tom Watson confirmed as US Ryder Cup team captain for 2014 at Gleneagles

He also sought instantly to mend his frosty relationship with Tiger Woods, claiming that the series of disputes among the pair was “water under the bridge”. Right after Woods became embroiled in a sex scandal, Watson wrote a letter telling him to “clean up his act”, ahead of arguing that he was not showing the […]

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