Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker during a practice round on Wednesday

Rory McIlroy says 'kick up the backside' is motivation for the Masters

Ulsterman insists missing cut in Honda Classic makes him better prepared for Augusta build-up

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson changes from joker into the 'model father'

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Love looking forward to going up against old friend Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke has been appointed Ryder Cup captain

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Irishman has turned from Guinness-swilling, cigar-smoking member of the lads’ club to groomed gym bunny. And he’s been rewarded with Ryder Cup role, writes Kevin Garside

Darren Clarke has been appointed Ryder Cup captain

Ryder Cup 2016: Darren Clarke named as Europe captain

Northern Irishman has been appointed as successor to McGinley

Darren Clarke has the support of world No 1 Rory McIlroy

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A grimacing Tiger Woods walks off the Torrey Pines course in San Diego, retiring after completing just 11 holes

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Paul McGinley has Ryder Cup charity mementos stolen from his car

Europe's victorious Ryder Cup captain has his car broken into in San Francisco

Royal and Ancient Golf Club makes Dame Laura Davies honorary member

Davies among the first seven women to be admitted to the club

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