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Tourism Ireland has welcomed the appointment of Darren Clarke as Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain for 2016 and believes the decision will greatly enhance its continued ability to promote Ireland as a world-class golf destination.

Clarke, one of Tourism Ireland’s golf ambassadors alongside world number one Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington and Paul McGinley, was confirmed in the role by the European Tour ystdy/Wed Feb 18 to lead Europe’s Ryder Cup defence at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA, from September 30 to October 2, 2016.

The 46-year-old will be the second Irishman in succession to captain Europe after McGinley led the continent to its eighth victory in 10 meetings against America last September, and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, believes his appointment can provide an additional boost to golf tourism across the island.

Gibbons said: “Congratulations to Darren Clarke on being named Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain. This is wonderful news indeed – with Darren following in the footsteps of one of our other great golf ambassadors, Paul McGinley.

“This honour reminds golfers everywhere that the island of Ireland truly is the ‘Home of Champions’ – presenting Tourism Ireland with an invaluable opportunity to highlight the island of Ireland as a world-class golf destination to prospective golf holidaymakers around the world. We wish Darren every success as Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain.”

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