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Golf: Faldo for captain, says Jacklin

TONY JACKLIN, the former European Ryder Cup captain, believes that Nick Faldo should take the mantle for the 2006 matches at the K Club in County Kildare, Ireland.

Six-times major winner Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sandy Lyle are in the running to succeed the 2004 captain Bernhard Langer, who last week ruled out a second term in charge.

"Nick Faldo's major wins and his career set him aside, quite frankly, from anyone else," Jacklin said. "Nobody knows better what it takes. I think he deserves the honour. . He's not always said the right things at the right time, but he and I have maintained a friendship for many years. He was great for my team. He would be my first choice."