Clarke denies Ryder job offer
Golf:Darren Clarke has denied being invited to become Europe's next Ryder Cup captain. Last year's Open champion, one of Jose Maria Olazabal's assistants in Chicago two weeks ago, took to Twitter play down reports to the contrary.
He did, however, admit it would be an "honour" to get the job.
He said: "To clarify..I have not been offered the Ryder Cup captaincy. It's not decided by the committee until January. Would be a huge honour if asked."
Clarke and Paul McGinley, another of the Medinah vice-captains, are the two front-runners for the job at Gleneagles in 2014.
Lee Westwood has come out in favour of his former cup partner, but world number one Rory McIlroy has said he thinks Clarke might be a better fit for the match in Minnesota in 2016.