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Paul McGinley appears to be the front runner to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014 after Darren Clarke raised doubts about taking on the prestigious role.
And McGinley has received the endorsement of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who has tweeted his support for the 46-year-old Irishman.
McGinley clearly has the credentials: he has been on three winning Ryder Cup sides and was vice captain for Europe in 2010 and for its improbable comeback win last year.
Clarke was the favorite until last week when he raised concerns about the impact the captaincy would have on his career which he feels is on the rebound after a difficult 2012.
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News that Darren Clarke might withdraw his name for selection as next year's Ryder Cup captain is good news all around for European golf.
It should, hopefully, pave the way for Paul McGinley to be given the job he rightly deserves.
Speaking during the Volvo Champions in South Africa, Clarke said: "I played much better at the end of last year and have been thinking long...
Paul McGinley appears to be the front-runner to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014 after Darren Clarke raised doubts about taking on the responsibility.
McGinley also has received the endorsement of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy
''RC captaincy should be a 1 time thing... Everybody deserving gets their chance and moves on... Would love to play under Paul McGinley...
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Paul McGinley is Europe's captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
The Northern Irishman defeated Colin Montgomerie in a vote of the European Tour's tournament committee in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
McGinley had received the backing of some of the continent's biggest names, including top-ranked Rory McIlroy and third-ranked Luke Donald.
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A day after missing out on Europe's Ryder Cup captaincy, Colin Montgomerie says he's not bitter and is fully behind the choice of Paul McGinley.
Montgomerie, the winning 2010 captain, emerged as a late candidate after Darren Clarke pulled out of contention for the job, preferring to concentrate on his own game. But the 49-year-old Scotsman was opposed by several players...
Darren Clarke says he is out of the running for Europe's Ryder Cup captain as he looks to concentrate on his golf game.
The decision by the 2011 British Open Champion wasn't a surprise given he hinted last week he might withdraw. But with Clarke having advised the European Tour's tournament committee of his decision, it makes it a two-man race ahead of the vote in Abu...
Darren Clarke is out of the running for Europe's Ryder Cup captain, saying Tuesday he wants to concentrate on his golf.
The decision by the 2011 British Open champion wasn't a surprise after hinting last week he might withdraw. But with Clarke advising the European Tour's tournament committee of his decision, it makes it a two-man race ahead of the vote in Abu Dhabi...