BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up and Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke will sign for the UK-based waterproof and shoe manufacturer Stuburt.

Clarke will join fellow Ryder Cup hero David Howell as part of the recently formed Team Stuburt.

The 38-year-old Ulsterman, who will be agreeing a three-year deal with the company, will help to develop a “Darren Clarke” range of golf shoes.

?Stuburt and Darren Clarke seem to be the perfect fit for me, I can?t wait to start next season with my new footwear,? said Clarke.

Stuburt managing director Graeme Stevens said: “Signing Darren will be a huge coup and will bring one of the world’s most recognised golfers into the Stuburt stable.

“The world of golf saw Darren handle himself magnificently during the Ryder Cup, in very difficult and emotional circumstances, and alongside David Howell he will be the perfect ambassador for Stuburt.”