CLARKE Darren

Darren CLARKE

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Biography

ResidencePortrush, Northern Ireland
AttachmentThe Abaco Club at Winding Bay
Date of Birth:14/08/1968
Place of BirthDungannon, Northern Ireland
Height & Weight6' 3" 14st (189cm 89kg)
FamilyWife: Alison (m. 2012); Children: Tyrone (1998), Conor (2000)
InterestsFilms, reading, cars, fishing, Liverpool FC
Web Sitewww.darrenclarke.golf
Turned Pro1990 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1990*

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  • Darren Clarke - takes part in the par 3 contest at the Alfred Dunhill Championship
  • Team captains Darren Clarke and Davis Love III shake hands as Ryder Cup week begins
  • Crowds hold up Go Europe placards for the European Ryder Cup team Captain Darren Clarke on the 16th green

Biography

Became the first Ryder Cup Captain from Northern Ireland when he led the European team at Hazeltine National in 2016. Is widely regarded as a legend of the biennial contest, having been on the winning side four times as a player and twice as a vice-captain. The finest moment of his distinguished career came when he triumphed at The 140th Open Championship. Career records include: The first European Tour player to shoot 60 twice (1992 European Monte Carlo Open and 1999 Smurfit European Open); First player to win the English Open three times (1999, 2000, 2002); Second player after Tiger Woods to win more than one World Golf Championship trophy. Was made an Honorary Member of the European Tour in 2011, the same year he was awarded an OBE. Dedicated to charity work, particularly through the Darren Clarke Foundation which helps to develop junior golf in Ireland and raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness, a cause which is very close to his heart having lost his first wife Heather to breast cancer in 2006.

Career RecordMore

Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins14
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR2035
Race To Dubai269
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,015,228 (2000)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 16 (Captain) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1994, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 World Cup 1994, 95, 96 Seve Trophy 2000, 02 (winners) , 11 (winners) Royal Trophy 2007 (winners) Eurasia Cup 2016 (Captain) (winners) Amateur St Andrews Trophy 1990 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1985-90

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