Kerman & Co advises on the appointment of the 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain
February 18, 2015
Darren Clarke has been announced as the European captain for The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, from September 30 – October 2, 2016. Clarke takes the reins for the 41st Ryder Cup, with the aim of leading Europe to a record fourth consecutive victory in the biennial contest.
Kerman & Co drafted and advised upon the contract between Ryder Cup Europe LLP and the new Captain. The panel comprised the three most recent European Ryder Cup Captains – McGinley, Olazábal and Montgomerie, as well as the Chief Executive of The European Tour, George O’Grady, and European Tour Tournament Committee member David Howell.
George O’Grady, speaking on behalf of the Ryder Cup Europe selection panel, said: “We are delighted to announce that Darren has accepted the invitation from the panel to captain Europe at The 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National. Darren has an impressive Ryder Cup pedigree having featured five times as a player and twice as a vice captain, so he has a strong understanding of the attributes required to be a successful captain. He is also a popular figure among the players and has both the passion and knowledge to lead Europe in the quest for a record fourth consecutive Ryder Cup victory.”
Clarke is the first captain to be chosen using Ryder Cup Europe’s new selection process.
Zane Shihab (Associate Partner) advised The Ryder Cup in relation to this significant appointment.