Lee Westwood backs Darren Clarke to be next Ryder Cup captain

Darren Clarke could be the next Ryder Cup captainLee Westwood has unsurprisingly added his voice to those backing Darren Clarke to be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.World number one Rory McIlroy has already said he feels Clarke would be an ideal captain in the United States in two years' time, and the former Open champion's friend and long-time stablemate Westwood

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Darren Clarke wants to be Ryder Cup captain

Clarke and McGinley steeped in Ryder Cup historyDarren Clarke has confirmed he wants to be Europe's Ryder Cup captain in 2016, but an unhealthy relationship with outgoing skipper Paul McGinley may not help his cause.McGinley and Clarke are believed to have fallen out in recent years and with the man who led Europe's to another Ryder Cup win on Sunday

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Murray comes back from the dead to win in China

Murray wins in ChinaAndy Murray looked beaten in the China heat as he fell 6-2 behind in a second set tie-break and opponent Tommy Robredo moved within one point of victory.Yet half an hour later and the Scot had hauled himself out of a huge hole, with his battling qualities coming to the fore as he dug out a 5-7 7-6

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McIlroy partners Garcia in fourball matches

Rory McIlroy partners Sergio Garcia in first fourball sessionRyder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson saved the best win until last in their first set of pairings for tomorrow's first series of Ryder Cup fourball matches at Gleneagles.After this afternoon's Opening Ceremony, the two men named their teams and the match they catches the eye is the last of

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Mickelson has jovial dig at Irish duo

Being cheeky - Phil MickelsonRyder Cup veteran Phil Mickelson offered up a devious snipe at Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell as he staged his pre-Ryder Cup press briefing at Gleneagles.There has been much debate over the tarnished personal relationship between McIlroy and McDowell in light of the world number one's court case against his former management company, which has brought the

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Rickie proud to be American

Rickie Fowler with his new hair styleRickie Fowler has dismissed accusations of brashness over his much-discussed Ryder Cup haircut.The in-form American arrived in Scotland for this week's match against Europe at Gleneagles with 'USA' shaved into his hair. United States captain Tom Watson hailed it as "terrific" but some observers have been more critical, suggesting it is a cocky display

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Gold for Wiggo in Spain

Bradley Wiggins won gold in the time trials at the World Road Championships in SpainA perfectly-paced ride earned Sir Bradley Wiggins victory in the men's time-trial at the Road World Championships in Spain.The Olympic champion clocked 56 minutes 25.52 seconds for the 47.1-kilometre route in Ponferrada to win by an emphatic margin of 26.23secs. Germany's Tony Martin, seeking a fourth

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McIlroy: Fergie’s speech was highlight of Ryder Cup so far

Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to the European Ryder teamRory McIlroy admitted he was in a trance listening to former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson address the European Ryder Cup team on Tuesday evening.Ferguson was invited to Gleneagles by home captain Paul McGinley and, as a fan of the Red Devils, world number one McIlroy in particular was thrilled to

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McGinley gives idea of pairings for Ryder Cup

Paul McGinley has hinted at his possible pairingsEuropean captain Paul McGinley offered further hints about his possible pairings on the second day of official practice ahead of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.After sending his 12-man team out in four groups of three on Tuesday, McGinley reverted to three groups of four this morning, but with Rory McIlroy once more

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McDowell: Rory has outgrown me now

Alex Ferguson adressed Europe's Ryder Cup team on Tuesday eveningGraeme McDowell has hinted he may not play with Rory McIlroy at this year's Ryder Cup, but insists that has nothing to do with the personal issues between the duo.The Irish duo of McDowell and McIlroy have been Ryder Cup partners in the past, but the senior man of the duo admits

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