Ryder Cup 2016: Captain Clarke enthused by Willett Masters win

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Danny Willett's victory in the Masters at Augusta offers a boost to his team ahead of this year's tournament at Hazeltine, which will be staged from 30 September to 2 October.

"To have a European player lift a major title like that, in the manner he did, is a big boost not just for the Ryder Cup, but for the European Tour as a whole," said Clarke.

The 2011 Open champion was speaking as the Ryder Cup began its tour of Europe at Royal Portrush, the venue for the 2019 Open Championship.