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Golf Digest Podcast: Darren Clarke on his "OCD" nature as Ryder Cup captain

May 05, 2016

There's A LOT of golf to be played between now and Sept. 30, when Team Europe will look to build on a run in which it has won six of the last seven Ryder Cups, including each of the last three. Whether it's Danny Willett looking to build on his Masters win or Rory McIlroy looking to overcome a sluggish start to the year, the Ryder Cup is for most still just an abstract thought.

It's not for Darren Clarke, however. The 2011 British Open champion admits he is a bit "OCD" when it comes to his duties as Ryder Cup captain, and it extends to everything from picking uniforms to countless media appearances. We met Clarke in New York City last week -- where he was helping Standard Life Investments launch the "World Class as Standard" campaign -- to talk about his innumerable responsibilities heading into this fall's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., and why he's not feeling the pressure just yet.