Darren Clarke hopes his form will improve after being named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Darren Clarke, who has missed the cut in five of his last seven European Tour outings, is hoping last week’s decision to install him as Europe’s 2016 (...)

Darren Clarke shows his emotion after his memorable singles win over Zach Johnson during the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club. It came just weeks after the death of his wife Heather. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Far removed from the decision-making in Wentworth, Darren Clarke – in South Africa where he is competing in the Dimension Data pro-am on the Sunshi(...)

Ironically enough, it was an American, a pretty famous one at that, who once remarked: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a(...)

Former Open champion Darren Clarke has been named European Ryder Cup captain for 2016. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Darren Clarke admitted it would be remiss of him not to put his personal differences with Paul McGinley to one side and seek advice from his predecess(...)

 Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal and vice-captains Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren Clarke ahead of their departure to the 2012 staging of the event at Medinah. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Ryder Cup hiatus, which has stretched to almost five months, will end on Wednesday when the European team captain for next year’s clash with the U(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy has backed his old friend Darren Clarke for the 2016 Ryder Cup captaincy. (Photograph: INPHO/Getty Images/Andrew Redington)

Rory McIlroy wants fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team in 2016 in what is shaping up to be a battle between the(...)

Darren Clarke is the current favourite to lead Europe at the next Ryder Cup. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The captain of the European side that will defend the Ryder Cup against the USA in 2016 will be Darren Clarke or Miguel Angel Jimenez, two stalwarts o(...)

2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley has said he is yet to decide who to recommend for the 2016 captaincy. (Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

Paul McGinley insists he is yet to decide who he will be recommending to be Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain but says a new man will be appointed in th(...)

Shane Lowry in action during the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

I’m not going to lie. I’m not like an ostrich who buries his head in the sand. I know what’s going on. I’m aware of where I stand in every ranking tha(...)

 Sergio Garcia  in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.  “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season.” Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The man once known as ‘El Nino’ in his younger days doesn’t see any need for winds of change, or any requirement to fiddle with the system. Nor does L(...)