Ryder Cup honour for Clarke
Article posted: 16 August 2012
I am really pleased to be part of José María’s team and I know that we can instil that relaxed atmosphere in the team room and help the captain get the best out of the players
Darren Clarke has been named as one of Europe's four vice-captains for the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Clarke has been selected by European captain José María Olazábal for the match against the United States at Medinah Country Club, Chicago, which gets under way on September 28.
The 2011 Open champion made his Ryder Cup debut in 1997. He played five matches in succession, finishing on the winning side four times, and won ten and halved three of his 20 matches.
Clarke was also vice-captain to Colin Montgomerie in 2010.
"I am really pleased to be part of José María’s team and I know that we can instil that relaxed atmosphere in the team room and help the captain get the best out of the players," said Clarke.
"Make no mistake this is a very strong backroom team because we have been there before and done it before.
"We’ll be seeking to use our experience to re-create that terrific team spirit and bonding that has made the European team room such a special place to be for so many years."