Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Lee Westwood backs Clarke for Hazeltine
  • Golf
  • September 30, 2014, 11:29

Lee Westwood has unsurprisingly added his voice to those backing Darren Clarke to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.World number one Rory McIlroy ha(...)

Celebrating the Ryder Cup win on Sunday night golfer Rory McIlroy, wearing a red tartan kilt and wig, parties with Scotland’s Stephen Gallagher

From getting Alex Ferguson in as a motivational speaker to ensuring only blue and gold coloured fish adorned the fish tank in Europe’s team room, the (...)

USA’s Jim Furyk (right) hugs European captain Paul McGinley as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire 1:59

Paul McGinley insists his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. C(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

England’s  Paul Casey putts on the eighth green on the way to equalling the course record  of 62 during the third round of the  KLM Open  at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

France’s Romain Wattel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on Sunday as he seeks his first European Tour title.Wattel, me(...)

 Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his second shot on the seventh hole during round two   of the KLM Open held at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal carded a course-record 62 to claim a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open on Friday. Larrazabal admitted shoot(...)

Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay is attended to by medical staff after being struck with a ball during Day One of the KLM Open at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Zandvoort. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Two leading players questioned why there was no ambulance on site after Fabrizio Zanotti was struck on the head by a ball in the KLM Open on Thursday(...)

  Joost Luiten of the Netherlands hits a shot on the ninth hole during the KLM Open ProAm held at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort,Netherlands. Photo:   Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion Joost Luiten will look to put the disappointment of missing out on the Ryder Cup behind him in the KLM Open this week.Luiten was o(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington during yesterday’s pro-am before the start of today’s Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As a brief distraction to his own game, Pádraig Harrington’s appointment yesterday as one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup la(...)