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Is Clarke The Right Man To Captain Europe?

Well as you all know by now Darren Clarke has been appointed European Ryder Cup Captain for 2016 which seems to be a popular choice among fans and player alike, and no doubt his current sponsors will be very happy with the publicity.

Clarke has won the Ryder Cup 4 times as a player which will stand him good stead as he prepares for seemingly one of the biggest weeks of his life next year in America. He has been victorious under the captaincy of Seve, Sam Torrance, Bernhard Langer and lastly Ian Woosnam in which Darren Clarke bravely lead Europe to victory in Ireland after the death of his wife a week earlier.

Next September the event will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Minnesota, and Clarke will be up against good friend and opponent Davis Love III who will be trying to heal the wounded tiger that is the US team, after many years of domination by Europe.

The last time Europe were defeated in America was under the captaincy of Nick Faldo who didn’t conduct himself amazingly well in Valhalla in 2008. I really we hope we see a professional approach from Clarke as he is known as a bit of a ‘boy’ on the tour and does like to party, but I guess we will only find this out as time goes on…

I’m sure it will definitely be as fiercely contested as ever and will be another great spectacle for this game we all love. It’s a long time to wait, but I remember thinking that when I was waiting for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, and look where that time as gone!

Europe Face Tough Test In Solheim Cup

It’s the start of the Solheim Cup  tomorrow and it’s going to a tough test for the European team this time round as they go to the Colorado Golf Club as the underdogs even though they are the holders.

The team has said that they are going to come out fighting against a strong USA team and will take the battle to them from the off.

Having the home advantage is key in these events especially as the Americans have the strong support of their fans behind them, and the European team will have to be mentally strong to keep the fans out of their heads in what is normally a hostile crowd.

The Solheim Cup is live on Sky Sports 1 HD and the opening ceremony will take place at 11pm tomorrow night.

C’mon Europe!