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Poulter: Clarke a worthy Ryder capt
26 Nov 2014 14:02
Ian Poulter has said Darren Clarke would be a “very worthy” European Ryder Cup captain in 2016 and he will be running as “strong favourite”.
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Clarke is seen a front-runner for the captaincy at Hazeltine in the US, and has said that he would love the role.
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He has also been strongly endorsed for the role by world number one, Rory McIlroy.
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Poulter, who has been one of the continental side's key players in recent editions of the biennial contest, told the BBC that Clarke was primed to get his wish.
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"There are lots of people that could potentially be the captain,” Poulter said.
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"When you look at the next one being in Hazeltine in America, it's very much looking like Darren Clarke will be running as a strong favourite.
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"He has got a great relationship with the players and he would be a very worthy captain."
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Poulter said that he would "love" to captain Europe in the Ryder Cup some time in the future.
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The 38-year-old has played in the Ryder Cup five times with his fourth win coming at Gleneagles in September.
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"Hopefully, I've got another 10 years in me before I ever get asked,” he said.
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"If I was ever asked to be captain then yes, I'd love to be a captain of a Ryder Cup team."
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