BBC Sport - McIlroy backs Clarke for Europe Ryder Cup captaincy

McIlroy backs Clarke for Ryder captaincy

Rory McIlroy has told the BBC that fellow Northern Ireland golfer Darren Clarke would be an ideal choice to captain the European Ryder Cup team in the United States.

McIlroy, Clarke and Graeme McDowell were interviewed exclusively for 'Major Champions', to be aired at 22:35 BST on BBC1 NI on Wednesday night and on BBC2 at 13:30 on Thursday.

Clarke was a vice-captain for the European triumphs in 2010 and 2012 but is not part of Paul McGinley's backroom team at Gleneagles.

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