McGinley: '16 RC captain should be named by March

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Paul McGinley was 6-0 in the Ryder Cup as a player, assistant captain and captain. (Getty)

Paul McGinley told Sky Sports on Monday that he expects the 2016 Ryder Cup captain to be named by March. 

Darren Clarke is the prohibitive favorite for the job, with Miguel Angel Jimenez essentially removing himself from consideration during a recent interview

McGinley, the victorious 2014 captain who is part of the five-man selection panel, said that he expects to have the next leader in place “within the next two months.”

“We’re just making sure we’ve got everything in place before a decision is made, and we’re getting closer and closer,” he told Sky Sports. “There’s a lot of information being gathered and we’re not a million miles away.”

In recent years, the European captain was named sometime in January: McGinley on Jan. 15, 2013, Jose Maria Olazabal on Jan. 18, 2011, and Colin Montgomerie on Jan, 28, 2009.