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Popular Clarke picked as European captain for 2016 Ryder Cup

Darren Clarke provided arguably the most emotional story line in the history of the Ryder Cup, and helped forge one of the competition's most successful partnerships. And to mark the start of the next chapter in the charismatic, cigar-chomping Northern Irishman's Ryder Cup story, he was picked as captain of the European team for the 2016 event at Hazeltine. Overwhelming player support and healthy respect for him on both sides of the Atlantic made Clarke a unanimous choice on Wednesday. The five-man selection panel included Europe's last three captains — Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley. All three guided the team to victory, in very different...

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