Ryder Cup update
EUROPE’S Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke insists there will be no controversial gamesmanship at next year’s competition following the uproar at the women’s Solheim Cup earlier this month.
Clarke said the incident, when Europe’s Suzann Pettersen insisted on penalising the USA’s Alison Lee for picking up her ball after she believed a putt had been conceded, was against the spirit of the game.
With a year to go until the tournament tees off at Hazeltine, Clarke said: “This Ryder Cup will be played in the manner in which Davis [Love III, US captain] and I respect each other. We’ve been friends for such a long time; he’s probably one of the best gentlemen in our sport.”