Darren Clarke vows not to cry in what could be his final Masters appearance

Darren Clarke reacts after being named the captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team on February 18, 2015
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Darren Clarke insists that he will not shed a tear in what is likely to be his final appearance at The Masters.

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has insisted that he will not get emotional when he plays in what could be his final appearance in The Masters at Augusta this week.

The Northern Irishman's five-year exemption into The Masters after winning The Open in 2011 will expire at the end of this week, and he is unlikely to qualify again as he has not reached the top 10 in the European tour since his Major win.

"I'm not going to lie, there won't be any tears shed when I walk up the 18th fairway on Friday or Sunday," Clarke told reporters. "I don't dislike the course, but the margins of error are very fine here and I haven't coped well with that fact.

"Too often I got my ambitions and my capabilities mixed up. Maybe that's the best way to describe my Masters experience."

On Thursday, Clarke will tee off at 4.38pm (UK time) alongside Billy Horschel and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Billy Horschel celebrates his putt on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston on September 1, 2014
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