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'Inside track' says Clarke for captain

Published 05/10/2012 | 05:00

Padraig Harrington has revealed that the smart money is on Darren Clarke to captain the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles in 2014.

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Speaking at the Dunhill Links championship, the Dubliner stated: "I understand the inside track is that it's going to be Darren Clarke."

However, Swede Peter Hanson, has backed Paul McGinley, a two-time vice-captain, to lead the team in two years' time. "I think Paul does a fantastic job in the team room. He knows a lot about the Ryder Cup and really loves the role of helping players, I think he would make a great captain," he said.

McGinley refused to discuss that prospect. "It's not right for me to commit or promote my cause or anything like that," he explained.

Irish Independent

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