Players react to Clarke being named '16 RC captain

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One of the worst-kept secrets in golf was confirmed Wednesday when Darren Clarke was named the 2016 European Ryder Cup captain. Clarke, 46, is immensely popular among current players and European Tour brass, and that much was clear from the reaction to the news:

 

Congratulations DC/slim! #rydercupcaptain #Captainclarke

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Congratulations @darrenclarke60 on being appointed the @rydercupteameurope Captain. #TeamEurope #captaindc #2016

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