Darren Clarke
Europe team captain Darren Clarke (left) and Team USA captain Davis Love III will be keen to win Ryder Cup 2016.Reuters

Europe have dominated the US in Ryder Cup in the last 10 competitions, winning eight of them. With such a record, the US will be mindful of them being a confident team, looking for their fourth straight win.

But Europe captain Darren Clarke does not seem to be a huge fan of history, and will be aware of the need to play quality golf to defeat the US at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. With the recent death of golf legend, Arnold Palmer, Clarke feels the sporting world is still under the shadow of his passing away on Sunday.

Though the Northern Irishman will pay huge respects to the legend, he will go all out to clinch the Ryder Cup.

"I think it's (winning streak) irrelevant going into this week. Each Ryder Cup is individual in its own rights, " Mirror quoted Clarke as saying.

"We have had different scenarios going on in past Ryder Cups and this is a totally different one where we're currently under the shadow of Mr Palmer's passing away.

"We will pay our respects but come Friday we will be out there battling like the two great teams that we are. What I was going to say to the players I'm still going to say to the players but obviously with this passing of the King (as Palmer was known) it's a slightly different perspective on the whole thing now."

The contest between the two teams is going to be massive. There has been a lot of talk in the lead up to the Ryder Cup, which will witness top stars in both the teams giving their best. There have been mind games as well, with Lee Westwood stating that Tiger Woods being one of the vice-captains for the US team will have an negative impact in the team room for the hosts.

Both the teams are extremely strong on paper. If Europe have Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson, the US team includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson. Besides these stars, all other golfers, who will feature for Europe and the US have to come forward with an A game to help their respective team emerge victorious.

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