Rory McIlroy keen to repay Darren Clarke for his 10th birthday surprise
Seventeen years after his 10th birthday present turned into a starstruck first meeting with Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy is desperate to ensure Europe's Ryder Cup captain leaves Hazeltine with equally happy memories.
McIlroy will make his fourth Ryder Cup appearance on the back of a dramatic play-off victory in the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday, which also secured the overall FedEx Cup title and £8.8million payday.
And after quickly regretting labelling the biennial contest "an exhibition" before his debut at Celtic Manor in 2010, the four-time major winner is especially... read more
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