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#Darren Clarke

# darren-clarke - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Clarke ‘the perfect man’ for Ryder Cup captaincy, says McIlroy

The 46-year-old is among the favourites to succeed Paul McGinley as captain of Europe

# darren-clarke - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Harrington to tee-off with Tiger and Phil at the US PGA Championship

All three are former winners of the Wanamaker Trophy.

# darren-clarke - Monday 21 July, 2014

# darren-clarke - Saturday 19 July, 2014

5 interesting stats as round 3 of the Open Championship gets underway

In the competition’s history, the second round leader has held on to win 45 times.

# darren-clarke - Friday 11 July, 2014

McIlroy implodes at Scottish Open to plummet down leaderboard

The Holywood native dropped five shots on his way back to the clubhouse.

# darren-clarke - Friday 13 June, 2014

Kaymer a staggering six shots clear at US Open after second 65

The German is serenity personified at Pinehurst Vilage as he hunts down his second Major.

# darren-clarke - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Padraig Harrington back on form but ‘distraught with putting’

The Irish golfer had his best finish in over a year but feels he left a lot of shots out on the Durban Country Club course.

# darren-clarke - Friday 10 January, 2014

Darren Clarke shapes up as Dutch golfer drops 250-yard albatross Joost Do It This post contains videos

Darren Clarke shapes up as Dutch golfer drops 250-yard albatross

Joost Luiten managed the 560-yard par-five 10th in two measly shots.

# darren-clarke - Saturday 21 December, 2013

9 of Tyrone’s best sporting moments in 2013

Sean Cavanagh, Darren Clarke and Damian Casey all feature as we review The Red Hand County’s 2013.

# darren-clarke - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Win is around the corner says Lowry after late bogeys cost Dunhill glory

A superb eagle on 10 gave the Offaly native hope of claiming the €580,000 winners’ cheque.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Clarke opts to rejoin the US PGA Tour

The 2011 Open Champion will make use of his exemption again for the upcoming season.

# darren-clarke - Friday 19 July, 2013

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Tyrone Red Hands This post contains videos

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Tyrone

Peter The Great, Dennis Taylor’s glasses, Kelly’s Inn and More Power to Your Elbow.

Hard-living Jimenez takes halfway lead at The Open

2011 champion Darren Clarke is once again carrying Ireland’s hopes as Rory McIlroy slumped to 12 over par.

Quadruple bogey halts Clarke charge at The Open but Westwood birdies it up

Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell set off just before 10am in pursuit of tournament leader Zach Johnson.

Watch in horror as Darren Clarke spends more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff*

*Lame joke courtesy of golfing legend Shooter McGavin.

# darren-clarke - Friday 12 July, 2013

Els, Clarke, Harrington miss Scottish Open cut

Four former British Open champions in total have prematurely exited the competition.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Watch some of the top golf stars at the Irish Open try to chip in blindfolded Irish Open This post contains videos

Watch some of the top golf stars at the Irish Open try to chip in blindfolded

Or make an idiot of themselves, to quote Darren Clarke.

Expert* guide to the 2013 Irish Open course at Carton House

*Tips from a guy about the three holes he actually recorded pars on.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 30 May, 2013

‘Difficult’ to get Irish Open back if it disappears from Euro Tour schedule

The presence of the world number two, Rory McIlroy, and Irish major winners has boosted the tournament’s profile.

# darren-clarke - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Khan can’t as Manassero wins PGA and makes Rory ‘feel like an old man’

A dramatic play-off ensued after three golfers finished on -10 at Wentworth.

# darren-clarke - Friday 24 May, 2013

Lowry flies the flag as McIlroy and McDowell miss PGA cut

Darren Clarke and Ryder Cup captain are sticking around the the weekend’s fun.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 23 May, 2013

McIlroy, McDowell and Clarke labour at PGA as Lowry leads Irish challenge

Four bogeys on the back nine blighted the world number two’s opening round.

# darren-clarke - Monday 8 April, 2013

Holiday injury forces Darren Clarke out of the Masters

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke has withdrawn from the Masters after he injured himself while in the Bahamas.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Lowry, Harrington in the hunt in Durban

Thongchai Jaidee leads the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban on seven-under-par.

# darren-clarke - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Turkey shoot: the 6 biggest flops of 2012

Gobble, gobble — here’s half a dozen teams and sports stars who can chalk 2012 down to experience.

# darren-clarke - Friday 28 December, 2012

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012 Game On This post contains videos

Swings and Ryder bouts: Golfing review of 2012

Gareme McDowell came close, Rory McIlroy won a major by eight strokes again and Team Europe rallied from face-down on the canvas.

# darren-clarke - Friday 21 December, 2012

Darren Clarke: Watson appointment a ‘bolt from the blue’

The Irishman says that Jose Maria Olazabal’s replacement will have to be chosen careful.

# darren-clarke - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Hopefully I’m going to win a few Irish Opens in my career – Rory McIlroy

The world number one has targeted multiple titles in front of home crowds in Ireland.

# darren-clarke - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Popovic takes victory in Australian PGA Championship

Darren Clarke, meanwhile, finished in a share of eighth after an impressive final round.

# darren-clarke - Friday 14 December, 2012

China’s Zhang joint halfway leader of Australian PGA, Clarke on five-under

The Chinese golfer fired eight birdies and three bogeys, including a run of four consecutive birdies on the back nine.

# darren-clarke - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Darren Clarke wrestling with swing changes

The Northern Irishman says he is “starting to feel a lot better” about his game.

# darren-clarke - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Darren Clarke Getting His OBE At Buckingham Palace Pic Of The Day

Rumours that Queen Elizabeth asked for advice on her short game could not be confirmed.

Darren Clarke: McIlroy’s the new Tiger

“He’s an unbelievably talented kid, he’s got everything going for him. He’s world number one by quite a stretch at the moment and deservedly so.”

# darren-clarke - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Westwood favours Clarke for Ryder Cup captaincy

“He’s a major champion, he’s a very good public speaker which I think has to be taken into account, tactically very astute.@

# darren-clarke - Monday 8 October, 2012

McGinley plays it cool on Ryder Cup captaincy

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy remains in number one spot in the latest rankings.

# darren-clarke - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Lawrie tips Clarke for Ryder Cup captaincy

The Scottish golfer believes the Northern Irishman is one of the main candidates to lead Europe in two years’ time.

# darren-clarke - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Photo album: 31 cracking pictures from the Ryder Cup archives Memory Lane This post contains images

Photo album: 31 cracking pictures from the Ryder Cup archives

As we get set for Medinah 2012, here are some of the most iconic moments from the 38 Ryder Cup matches that have gone before us.

# darren-clarke - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Clarke, McGinley and Bjorn named as European Ryder Cup vice-captains

A fourth assistant will by named by José María Olazábal on 27 August when he reveals his two wildcard picks.

# darren-clarke - Sunday 12 August, 2012

McIlroy leads by three strokes going into final round of PGA Championship

The Northern Irish golfer carded a 67 to pull clear of the field, while Harrington and McDowell are tied in 10th place.

# darren-clarke - Friday 20 July, 2012

The Open: McIlroy and Harrington in danger of missing cut as Snedeker storms into the lead

The Northern Irish golfer is struggling to find the fairway while Padraig Harrington has moved into the red.

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