Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Clarke may decline Ryder Cup captaincy

Darren Clarke says he may turn down Europes Ryder Cup captaincy for 2014 because of the impact it would have on his career.

Irelands Paul McGinley and Clarke are considered the main candidates to replace Spains Jose Maria Olazabal, with the European committee expected to vote in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

However, after seeing an improvement in his own game toward the end of last season, the 2011 British Open champion said hes not sure he would accept such a time-consuming assignment.

I am exempt for another three years (for major events) and if I was given the opportunity to do the captaincy, Id effectively be throwing two of those years away, said Clarke, after his second round at the Volvo Champions.

Oosthuizen has lead Louis Oosthuizen made a long birdie putt on the final green to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Volvo Champions in Durban, South Africa. Oosthuizen had an 8- under 64 on a rain-softened Durban Country Club course Friday. …

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