Darren Clarke has vowed to bounce back from his Ryder Cup wildcard snub and win his sixth cap at Celtic Manor in 2010.

Despite two wins this season, the Ulsterman was overlooked by Nick Faldo for a captain's pick in favour of Englishmen Ian Poulter and Paul Casey.

In a statement, Clarke said: "Nick rang me after my last round at Gleneagles to say that I wasn’t going to be one of his picks and I simply wished him all the best.

"Obviously I am disappointed that I wasn’t selected, but I have dealt with much worse and it will make me all the more determined to make the team that will play in Wales next time.

"There was a qualifying period and I didn’t make it automatically so you will not hear any sour grapes from me.

"I couldn’t have tried any harder and I devoted myself to the European Tour to give myself the best possible chance, but although I have won twice this year it obviously wasn’t enough."

"I fully respect the captain’s decision and I would like to wish him and his team all the very best for Valhalla. I will be supporting them from wherever I am."