x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Clarke back in the running for cup

Darren Clarke's hopes of playing his way back into Europe's Ryder Cup team have received a huge boost with an invite to the US PGA Championship.

Darren Clarke's hopes of playing his way back into Europe's Ryder Cup team - and forcing Colin Montgomerie, the captain, to finding another assistant - have received a huge boost with an invite to the US PGA Championship for the second year running. Clarke is one of three vice-captains alongside Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley. He is 21st on the points table but has a chance of moving into the all-important top nine at this week's Irish Open in Killarney.

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