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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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The Major Discussion
3 March 2015

Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Chubby Chandler are hosting a unique interactive event on the eve of the Masters. ...

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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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143rd Open Championship
20 July 2014

Darren played in the 143rd Open Championship at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake on the Wirral, near Liverpool, where he finished in a tie for 26th. He shot rounds of 72 72 67, lowest round on day three,  and 73 to finish on four under par. The title this year went to Darren's compatriot Rory Mc...

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Spirit of Golf Award
16 July 2014

Darren was presented with the Golf Foundation’s Spirit of Golf Award at Royal Liverpool GC on Tuesday. An appreciative audience watched at the R&A Swingzone in the tented village - a stage for the Golf Foundation provided by the R&A to help the charity inspire youngsters to play the game. Da...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
13 July 2014

Darren teed it up in Scotland this week at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, where he finished in a tie for 59th. He shot rounds of 69 73 70 and 74 to finish on two over par. Darren now heads to Royal Liverpool to play in the Open Championship which begins o...

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Greenbrier Classic
5 July 2014

Darren played in the Greenbrier Classic over The Old White TPC at White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia, USA, where he shot rounds of 71 and 73, missing the halfway cut which fell at level par. Darren now heads for Scotland for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open which begins on Thursday at Roy...

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The Irish Open
23 June 2014

Darren played in the Irish Open this week at the beautiful Fota Island Resort in Co. Cork, Southern Ireland, where he finished in a tie for 58th. Darren shot rounds of 72 68 73 and 72 to finish on one over par. Finland's Mikko Ilonen won the title on thirteen under par. Darren now takes a week off before ...

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Huge Honour for Royal Portrush
17 June 2014

Darren believes the R&A’s decision to invite Royal Portrush to stage the Open Championship is a "huge honour". Golf’s governing body announced on Monday that the sport’s oldest major championship is set to return to Northern Ireland for the first time in over 60 years and only the second tim...

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US Open
13 June 2014

Darren played in the US Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina, USA, over the Pinehurst No 2 course, where he shot rounds of 75 and 72, missing the halfway cut. Darren now returns home to play in the Irish Open at Fota Island Resort in Co. Cork, Southern Ireland, which begins on Thursday....

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FedEx St Jude Classic
7 June 2014

Darren played in the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis Tennessee, where he shot rounds of 71 and 73, missing the halfway cut which fell at level par. Darren stays in America to play in the US Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club which begins on Thursday....

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Darren Digs The Astbury
24 May 2014

Darren was on hand to start digging the footings for one of 11 chalets that will be built within the ground of The Astbury near Bridgnorth in Shropshire where he is the attached professional and global ambassador. The course is owned by former Judas Priest guitarist Ken Downing, who has ploughed much of his ...

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BMW PGA Championship
23 May 2014

Darren played in the flagship event of the European Tour, the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, where he shot rounds of 75 and 74, missing the halfway cut which fell at two over par. Darren's next event is the FedEx St Jude Classic on the PGA Tour which begins on...

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The Players Championship
10 May 2014

Darren played in The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach where he shot rounds of 76 and 73, missing the halfway cut which fell at level par. Darren now returns home and prepares for the BMW PGA Championship which begins on 22nd May at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England....

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Wells Fargo Championship
3 May 2014

Darren played in the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he shot rounds of 76 and 72, missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. Darren now travels to Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida where he plays in the TPC at Sawgrass which begins on Thursday....

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Major Wager For Darren and Lee
15 April 2014

Darren and great pal Lee Westwood have struck a unique bet ahead of the  2014 majors which began with the Masters at Augusta last week. The Ryder Cup legends have added some spice to the major championships in 2014 by agreeing to a Par 3 challenge that could see the winner’s chosen charity ne...

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Milestone for Darren at Masters Tournament
14 April 2014

This week Darren takes his place in the field for the first Major of 2014, the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in the state of Georgia. Darren rounds of 74 74 73 and 76 and finished tied 44th on nine over par. Bubba Watson won his second Masters green jacket finishing on eight under par. ...

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Shell Houston Open
5 April 2014

This week Darren played in the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas where he shot 75 75 in the opening two rounds and missing the halfway cut which fell at level par. The next stop for Darren is the Masters at Augusta, the first Major of the year, which begins on Thursday....

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Arnold Palmer Invitational
22 March 2014

This week Darren played in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, where he shot rounds of 75 and 78 missing the halfway cut which fell at two over par. Darren now takes a week off before the Shell Houston Open which begins on Thursday 3rd April.  ...

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Valspar Championship
16 March 2014

Darren played in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead at Palm Harbor in Florida, where he finished in a tie for 58th. He shot rounds of 71 74 73 and 72 to finish on six over par.  Australia's John Senden won the event after finishing on seven under par. Darren now travels to Orlando for...

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The Honda Classic
3 March 2014

Darren played in the Honda Classic this week at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida where he shot rounds of 77 and 78, missing the halfway cut which fell at level par. Russell Henley won the event on eight under par after a sudden-death play-off against Russell Knox, Ryan Palmer and Rory McIlroy. Darren now tak...

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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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