It looks likely Darren Clarke will be named as Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday. The major bookmakers agree it’s more than probable – most are no longer taking bets.

It looks likely Darren Clarke will be named as Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday. The major bookmakers agree it’s more than probable – most are no longer taking bets.

The competition for the 2016 captaincy at Hazeltine National in Minnesota had been a two-horse race between Clarke and Spain’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and it was thought the selection panel, made up of former captains Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazbal and Paul McGinley, plus European Tour Chief Exectuive George O’Grady and players’ representative David Howell, had split loyalties.

But it seems a consensus has been reached with the key being Paul McGinley. According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, it’s believed he will look beyond past personal issues between himself and Clarke to back the Ulsterman.