Northern Irishman Darren Clarke receives a rapturous reception at the first hole, and was also hugged by Phil Mickelson and Chris DiMarco.
CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has added motivation playing for Europe captain Darren Clarke at this week's Ryder Cup, having first met his fellow Northern Irishman by chance on his 10th birthday 17 years ago.
Phil Mickelson has charged up the front nine to move into a tie for first place with Darren Clarke at the British Open. Neither man has won The Open before. Mickelson shot 5-under through the first 7 holes to rocket up the leaderboa...
Paul McGinley's successor as European Ryder Cup captain could be announced next Wednesday, with Northern Irishman Darren Clarke and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain leading the chase for the coveted role.
Paul McGinley holes the winning putt for Europe in the 2002 Ryder Cup before celebrating by jumping into a lake at The Belfry.