Poulter wants future RC captaincy; Clarke 'very worthy'


No surprise, but one of the greatest Ryder Cuppers in history said Wednesday that he would “love” to captain the European team in about, oh, another decade.

Ian Poulter told the BBC that he hopes he has “another 10 years in me before I ever get asked.”

“If I ever asked to be captain then yes, I’d love to be a captain of a Ryder Cup team,” he said.

Poulter had one of his most forgettable Ryder Cup performances this past year at Gleneagles, where he posted a 0-1-2 record. Now 38, he has played on five teams, amassing a career mark of 12-4-2. 

As for the 2016 edition, Poulter said it looks like Darren Clarke will be a “strong favorite” for the captaincy at Hazeltine. 

“He has got a great relationship with the players and he would be a very worthy captain,” Poulter said.