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 in `14,'' McIlroy tweeted late Sunday.
McGinley clearly has the credentials. The 46-year-old Irishman 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.
Clarke and McGinley have long been the two main candidates to replace Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal, with the European Tour's tournament committee expected to vote in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. ...