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 (...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  watches a shot during the first round of the Hero India Open Golf at Delhi Golf Club. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez has expressed his disappointment at missing out on the Ryder Cup captaincy for 2016 and hinted his chance of the job may have gon(...)

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(...)

Darren Clarke celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup win over the USA at The K Club in Kildare in 2006. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He could have been a rugby player, you know. But instead of scrimmaging or plucking a lineout ball out of the air, it was golf which transfixed Darren(...)

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(...)

Davis Love III is in line to captain America in the Ryder Cup for the second time in 2016. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Former U.S. PGA Champion Davis Love III will be appointed United States Ryder Cup captain next week for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine.The 50-year-old (...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

  Anirban Lahiri of India is presented with the trophy by president of Malaysia Abdul Razak after victory in the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Indian Anirban Lahiri secured his breakthrough European Tour title by overhauling Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in a dramatic final round of the Malaysian(...)

Graeme McDowell shares the lead with Lee Westwood after both shot a first round 66 at the Malaysian Open. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA

Ryder Cup team-mates Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell matched each other virtually shot-for-shot to share the first-round lead at the Maybank Malaysia(...)