Darren Clarke hints that Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter will take part in 2016 Ryder Cup

Darren Clarke praised the impact of senior players Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. Stanley Chou/Getty Images

European captain Darren Clarke has hinted that Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter will be involved at the Ryder Cup in September.

Both players played under Clarke last week as Europe won the EurAsia Cup for the first time, beating Asia by a 13 points in Kuala Lumpur.

And Clarke suggested Westwood and Poulter -- who have played in 14 Ryder Cups between them -- will both be involved when they defend their crown against the U.S. at Hazeltine, Minnesota, either as players or assistant captains.

"What Lee and Poults have brought to the team room has been priceless," Clarke said. "All of the young kids have listened to them, they've all learnt from them and I think it's been a hugely beneficial week.

"I have enjoyed this week immensely and it's been a wonderful learning experience. As everyone knows I have been around the game for a long time and done most things in the game.

"But this week has been different with the guys seemingly keen to listen to what I have had to say and if my little part in this week has helped them along then well be it.

"We will now go back after this week and sit down with the European Tour [to discuss] what I did well as a captain and what I could have done better, and then work on those areas so that we can get the whole package even better come September."

Andy Sullivan, who played his way onto the team with three European Tour wins in 2015, tweeted during the week that Clarke, Westwood and Poulter were "inspirational".

Westwood, who has played in all nine editions of the Ryder Cup since 1997, winning seven, was similarly delighted with Europe's performance in Malaysia.

"There are young lads on this team and ones that are going to be playing in the Ryder Cup obviously later on in the year," he said.

"This is going to be a great experience for them, just feeding them into team golf gradually. And I'm sure they will benefit from this week. Nothing but positives to come out."

Following the victory, Poulter, a four-time Ryder Cup winner, tweeted a traditional team selfie.

The 41st Ryder Cup will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minneapolis between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2.