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Vietnam Debut for Darren
26 August 2015

Darren announced on Tuesday that he will play in the inaugural Ho Tram Open, a $1.5 million Asian Tour event scheduled to be held at the Bluffs Ho Tram Strip here between December 3-6. Clarke, who has won 22 tournaments worldwide and participated in seven Ryder Cups, cited the increasing popularity of golf in Vie...

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Made In Denmark
23 August 2015

Darren played in the Made In Denmark tournament at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort at Farso in Denmark where he finished in a tie for 44th. He shot rounds of 69 70 68 and 74 to finish on three under par. England's Dave Horsey was victorious finishing on thirteen under par having led from day one. Darren ...

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USPGA Championship
13 August 2015

Following his annual family holiday Darren played in the final major of the year, the USPGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, where he missed the halfway cut. Darren gave a pre-tournament press conference on Thursday and you can read the transcript below: August 11, 2015 ...

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144th Open Championship
21 July 2015

Darren played in the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, where he shot rounds of 73 and 73, two over par, after being caught up in the weather delay on Saturday. Darren misses out on the final two days with the cut falling at level par and the event will have a Monday finish after losing most of Satu...

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Alstom Open de France
3 July 2015

Darren played in the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris where he shot rounds of 75 and 79, missing the halfway cut which fell at four over par. Darren takes a week off before heading to St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, for the 144th Open Championship,...

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BMW International Open
28 June 2015

Darren played in the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Munich, Germany, where he enjoyed a solid week and finished in a tie for 20th. He shot rounds of 70 71 69 and 69 to finish on nine under for the tournament which was won by Spain's Pablo Larrazabal on seventeen under par. ...

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US Open
18 June 2015

Darren played in the second major of the year, the US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in Washington, USA, where he endured a tough couple of days and missed the halfway cut which fell at six over par. Prior to the event Darren spoke to the BBC and said "Because we haven't been here before, all the guys a...

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Home for the Irish Open
31 May 2015

Darren played in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the stunning Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, where he finished in a tie for 28th. In brutal weather conditions Darren shot 75 72 72 and 71 to finish on six over par. Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen won the event on two...

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BMW PGA Championship
24 May 2015

Darren played in the BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event of the European Tour, at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, where he finished in a tie for 38th In the opening two rounds he shot 74 and 71 to make the cut on the mark at one over par. On Saturday he shot 75 and saved the best for the final ...

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Grudge Match At The Grove
14 May 2015

Ryder Cup Captain Darren and former world number one Lee Westwood go head to head in the biggest grudge match of the year. ...

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The Players Championship
7 May 2015

Darren has been forced to retire midway through his first round at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Unfortunately he has hurt his wrist during the pre-round warm up on the range and after 11 holes came off the course. Darren said: "I tried to play because ...

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Icons Cup
26 April 2015

Darren captained Team Rest of the World against Team USA led by Fred Couples in the Icons Cup at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club where Darren's team were defeated 16.5 to 10.5 Darren's team consisted of Kapil Dev, Luis Figo, Robbie Fowler, George Gregan, Brian Lara, Brian O'Driscoll, Kenny D...

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Masters Tournament
11 April 2015

Darren played in the Masters Tournament at the magnificent Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. This is Darren's 13th Masters where has finished in the top 30 six times having his best ever finish of 8th in 1998. The European Ryder Cup Captain shot rounds of 74 71 72 77 and finished in a ti...

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The Highest Honour
23 March 2015

A month after his official appointment of European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke met the media at Heathrow Airport today and revealed he was still on cloud nine after receiving what he described as the “highest honour” from The European Tour. “The highest honour the European Tour can bestow on...

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Tshwane Open
15 March 2015

Darren played his final tournament of three in South Africa when he teed it up in the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club in Waterkloof, where he had a good week and finished in a tie for 15th. He shot rounds of 71 67 68 and 69 to finish the tournament on five under par.  ISM stablemate and local favo...

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Africa Open
2 March 2015

Darren plays in the Africa Open at East London Golf Club in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. This is Darren's first appearance at East London since 2011 when he finished 26th over this demanding tight treelined course. Darren shot rounds of 72 68 72 and 76 to finish in a tie for 67th. South Africa'...

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Joburg Open
23 February 2015

Darren played in the Joburg Open in South Africa over the East and West courses at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. The first two rounds of the event were played on the East and West course with the final two round over the East course. Darren has been overwhelmed by all t...

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Reaction To Ryder Cup Captaincy
19 February 2015

Read some of the reaction that has been flooding in to Darren's appointment as Ryder Cup captain. ...

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Darren Appointed Ryder Cup Captain
18 February 2015

Darren has been named as Europe’s captain for the Ryder Cup in 2016 at Hazeltine. The Northern Irishman, 46, played in five Ryder Cups as a player, finishing on the winning side on four occasions, and was vice-captain in the victories in 2010 and 2012. Darren has become one of the Ryder Cup’s ...

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Dimension Data Pro-Am
17 February 2015

Darren plays in the Dimension Data Pro-Am at the stunning Fancourt Golf Estate in George, South Africa. The event is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the Southern African Sunshine Tour. It will be a very special week for Darren as there is a Professional Competition and a Pro-Am Betterball competit...

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Darren named as Icons Cup Captain
4 February 2015

The Icons Cup – a first-of-its-kind, two-day, team competition featuring iconic global sports stars – announces major champions Darren Clarke and Fred Couples will serve as captains for the inaugural event, April 22-24 at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course. Darren has tallied 22 profession...

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Omega Dubai Desert Classic
27 January 2015

Darren played in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to finish level par for the opening two rounds. This missed the halfway cut which fell at two under par. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the event on twenty two under par. Dar...

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
16 January 2015

Darren played in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship where he shot rounds of 72 and 71 to be one under par for first two days, missing the cut by one shot which fell at two under par. Darren now takes a week off before playing in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic which begins on 29th January....

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Dubai Open
21 December 2014

Darren played in the Dubai Open at the Els Club in Dubai, where he finished in a tie for 15th In the opening round Darren fired a level par 72 and followed up with a one under par 71. Saturday was his best day with a sizzling 64 and on the final day he shot a level par 72 to finish on nine under par. The win...

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Thailand Golf Championship
14 December 2014

Darren played in the Thailand Golf Championship, an Asian Tour event, at Amata Spring Country Club where he finished in a tie for 50th. He shot rounds of 75 75 73 and 74 to finish on nine over par. Darren's great pal and ISM stablemate Lee Westwood, took the title after finishing on eight under par. Darre...

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Top Ten in Turkey
6 December 2014

Darren played in the Beko Classic Pro-Am at the Gloria Golf Club in Turkey, where he finished 6th. The Northern Irishman produced an eight under par 64 in Antalya on Thursday and, after a difficult day on Friday, when he shot 77, he carded another bogey-free 64, ending with four straight birdies in his final...

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Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sport
18 November 2014

Darren played in the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sport at the stunning Montgomerie Maxx Royal course at Belek near Antalya in Turkey, where he finished in a tie for 64th. He shot rounds of 75 70 73 and 72 to finish on two over par. The winner of the event was America's Brooks Koepka who cla...

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Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am
27 October 2014

Darren joined Hollywood superstars, sporting legends and other golfing greats in China for the year’s biggest sports and entertainment spectacular, the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am which was won by professional Justin Rose. The guest list for the eagerly-awaited week of golf, ...

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Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata
13 October 2014

The Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata is the first facility of its kind in continental Europe. The luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is a great place for anyone wishing to experience an unforgettable stay in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily. A real delight for golf-love...

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Darren Scott Wins DC Golf Tour Final
12 October 2014

Thirteen year old Darren Scott from Clandeboye won the 2014 Darren Clarke Golf Tour Final at Headforth Golf Club in Co Meath. Talented youngster Darren, a seven handicapper from Clandeboye, saw off stiff opposition from the other 19 finalists who had qualified for the season ending finale. Darren shot a net 72 an...

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Portugal Masters
10 October 2014

Darren played in the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura, Portugal, where Your Golf Travel was one of the official sponsors of the event. Due to incessant rain throughout the event the tournament was reduced to 36 holes with France's Alex Levy taking the title on eighteen under par. ...

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
4 October 2014

Darren played in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship which took place over Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and St Andrews.  He shot 71 at St Andrews, 75 at Carnoustie and 74 at Kingsbarns, missing the halfway cut which fell at four under par. In the pro-am part of the event Darren teamed up with Andrew Ha...

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Darren Joins Sky Sports For Ryder Cup
22 September 2014

Darren has joined Sky Sports for its exclusively live coverage of this week's Ryder Cup. The Northern Irishman, who has appeared in the bi-annual tournament seven times either as player or vice-captain, will provide analysis and commentary on Sky’s dedicated channel, Sky Sports Ryder Cup. "The Ryder...

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KLM Open
14 September 2014

Darren played in the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf Club in Zandvoort, Holland, where he finished in a tie for 65th. Darren fired rounds of 73 67 70 and 74 to finish on four over par. England's Paul Casey won the title on fourteen under par. Darren will be joining the Sky Sports team for the Ryder Cup at ...

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Omega European Masters
6 September 2014

Darren played in the Omega European Masters over the stunning alpine Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, where he shot rounds of 74 and 66 to miss the halfway cut by one shot. Darren now travels to Holland for the KLM Open which begins on Thursday at Kennemer Golf and Country Club.  ...

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71 Open D'Italia Presented by Damiani
31 August 2014

Darren played in the 71° Open D'Italia presented by Damiani at Circolo Golf Torino - La Mandria at Fiano near Torino in Italy, where he finished in a tie for 18th spot. Darren shot rounds of 72 70 67 and 70 to complete the tournament on nine under par. South Africa's Hennie Otto won the event on twe...

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USPGA Championship
9 August 2014

Darren played in the final major of 2014, the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Darren shot rounds of 79 and 69 to finish on 148, six over par, missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. Darren next tees it up in Europe at the Italian Open which begins on Thursday ...

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Red Thursday at Valhalla
7 August 2014

Darren will play his first round at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla GC dressed in a 'Santa-inspired' outfit. The all-red combination was chosen by fellow Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood after losing out in the Dunlop Par Three Challenge. The golfing legends added a bit of spice to the major championships ...

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The Darren Clarke Foundation

I launched the Foundation in 2002 with a view to giving something back to the game which has been so good to me...

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The Darren Clarke Golf School

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