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Golf: Give Ryder captaincy to McGinley, says McIlroy

Published on Jan 14, 2013 11:00 PM

ABU DHABI (REUTERS) - World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy wants Ireland's Paul McGinley to be Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup skipper, with a decision on the captaincy due this week in the United Arab Emirates.

Victorious 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie has been linked to the position a second time for next year's event in the eight-times European Tour order of merit winner's native Scotland, something McIlroy disagrees with.

"RC captaincy should be a one-time thing... Everybody deserving gets their chance and moves on... Would love to play under Paul McGinley in '14," the two-time Major winner McIlroy wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Darren Clarke, the 2011 British Open champion, is also in the frame though, with the Northern Irishman popular in the United States, he has been tipped for the 2016 job when the event moves back there.

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