Clarke makes Ryder Team

Darren Clarke has been confirmed as one of Ian Woosnam’s two wildcard selections for the European Ryder Cup team later this month. His place in the team had been in doubt following the death of his wife, Heather, several weeks ago.

However, since then Clarke has made clear his willingness to put his name forward for consideration for selection by European coach, Ian Woosnam. The decision means that Ireland will be represented by three golfers in the twelve-strong European contingent when the much anticipated tournament tees off in Kildare’s K Club in three weeks time. Since 1985, Europe has won six and tied one of the ten contests to date, including four of the last five meetings.