Giant wave of Ryder Cup cash awaiting Captain Clarke

Darren Clarke’s 2016 European Ryder Cup captaincy could be worth up to €2.7 million to him over the next year and a half. Brian Keogh reports.

22nd February, 2015
Giant wave of Ryder Cup    cash awaiting Captain Clarke
Darren Clarke: poised to coin it after being named as European Ryder Cup captain for 2016> Picture: Getty

He’s spent plenty, too — think of the Cuban cigars, the private jets, the sports cars. Many, many sports cars.

And yet, when at the age of 42 in 2011 Clarke won the Open, and the accompanying millions in prize money and endorsement bonuses, it was surprising to hear his manager say that “the timing could not have been better”.

“Darren has had a big cashflow problem,” Chubby Chandler was quoted as saying...

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