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After both Lee Westwood and Clarke made their Ryder Cup debuts in 1997 at Valderrama Golf Club in Spain, under the captain Seve Ballesteros, the two became regular travel partners.They shared accommodation at tournaments and even co-owned a private plane for a while.“We’d rent a house for the U. Open, and so the friendship grew and grew,” Chandler said.Darren Clarke, left, with Lee Westwood during a practice round at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Wednesday.Clarke, the captain of the European team, and Westwood have been friends for nearly two decades. — Friends for nearly 20 years, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke are back together again for the Ryder Cup.But at the same time, they’re all good guys, I like them all.I’ve been giving them whatever information that they wanted and a little bit more.Others, perhaps with greater designs on actually winning, have been picking his brains; Justin Rose and Adam Scott among them.There is no code of omertà as far as Clarke is concerned. “I probably told them too much, really,” admitted Clarke, soothing his conscience by adding: “Of course I want to beat them.
On Wednesday at the driving range, when an American fan at Hazeltine shouted that he had as many major trophies as Westwood, which would be zero, Westwood left his post on the range and walked toward the stands.“That was life in Northern Ireland, bombs were going off frequently. And to see them being as brave as they have been to bring it up here has been wonderful.” And Clarke will be the figurehead, in a way, for he is the chosen one to hit the first tee shot come Thursday morning. His hope is that he is not merely a ceremonial player, that one good shot will actually lead to another and that he’ll be competitive on his own turf.And a lot of people, unfortunately, paid a heavy penalty for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. “You think about that time, when everything that was going on, whether we were ever going to have a tournament such as this? He was asked by the R&A’s Martin Slumbers three weeks ago if he’d perform the honour. Clarke primarily plays on the Champions Tour stateside these days, and his recent appearance in the DDF Irish Open at Lahinch (missed cut) was his first appearance on the European Tour since last year’s British Open at Carnoustie.This time, their roles for the European team are different.Clarke is the captain and Westwood the senior statesman, but they are still relying on each other, just as they have through revelry, tragedy and a great number of European victories throughout their careers.