Fri, 10 Apr, 2020
Darren Clarke will take a step back from his hectic schedule as European Ryder Cup captain next week with a diary free of official business. Yet while on the face of it there will be some calm before the dramatic storm of the resumption of golfing rivalries with the US at the end of the month in Minnesota, it is doubtful the Irishman will be sleeping any easier.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
Pádraig Harrington’s future as a Ryder Cup player looks less certain than ever after he admitted his appointment as one of Paul McGinley’s five Ryder Cup assistants is a test to see if he’s got the right stuff to become captain himself.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Rory McIlroy last night called on the European Tour Players’ Committee to resist any temptation to award Colin Montgomerie a second Ryder Cup captaincy and again called for Ireland’s Paul McGinley to be handed the job of leading Europe’s defence at Gleneagles in 2014.
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013
Christy O’Connor Junior, who will always be remembered for the 2-iron shot at the 18th hole at The Belfry that enabled Europe to retain the 1989 Ryder Cup, believes it will be a “disgrace” and a demonstration of “anti-Irishness” if Paul McGinley isn’t appointed captain of the team to defend the trophy at Gleneagles in 2014.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2012