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Alfred Dunhill Championship
2 December 2016

Darren played in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the stunning Leopard Creek Golf Club overlooking the majestic Kruger Park near Malelane in South Africa. He shot rounds of 78 and 76, missing the halfway cut which fell at one under par.  ...

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Gary Player Invitational
22 November 2016

Darren played in the Gary Player Invitational over the Lost City Course at Sun City in South Africa. This is South Africa's premiere charity golf event and this year sees the 17th edition of the event where professional golfers, businessmen and celebrities raise millions for charitable causes - so far more ...

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Venetian Macao Open
14 October 2016

Darren played in the Venetian Macao Open at Macao Golf and Country Club at Estrada de Hac Sac Coloane. He shot rounds of 74 and 73 missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. Speaking at the pre-tournament press conference Darren said, "...

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Team USA Win 41st Ryder Cup
2 October 2016

Team USA captained by Davis Love III won the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine with by 17 - 11.  The result of the singles matches are as follows: Rory McIlroy lost to Patrick Reed 1 down Henrik Stenson beat Jordan Spieth 3 and 2 Thomas Pieters beat JB Holmes 3 and 2 Justin Rose lost to ...

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Saturday Foursomes
1 October 2016

Team Europe won the Saturday morning foursomes 2.5 - 1.5 and giving Team USA a 6.5 - 5.5 lead. Match 1 Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters beat Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson 4 and 2 Match 2 Henrik Stenson and Matt Fitzpatrick lost to Brandt Snedeker and Bro...

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Saturday Fourballs
1 October 2016

Team USA won the Saturday Fourballs 3 - 1 and lead by 9.5 to 6.5 going into the final day The Saturday Fourball match results are as follows: Match 1 Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters beat Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson 3 and 1 Match 2 Da...

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Friday Fourballs
30 September 2016

The Friday Afternoon Four-ball matches finished 3 - 1 in Team Europe's favour with the overnight score being 5 - 3 to Team USA. Match 1 Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed 5 and 4 Match 2 Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-...

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Friday Foursomes
29 September 2016

Day one began with four foursomes matches which the USA won 4 - 0. Match 1  Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson lost to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed 3 and 2. Match 2 Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan lost to Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler 1 down ...

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Ryder Cup Press Conference 28th September
28 September 2016

Transcript of Darren's press conference on Thursday 28th September conducted by John Dever, that gives a great insight into the decisions to be made for the forthcoming matches which begi...

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The Ryder Cup
26 September 2016

Darren's Team Europe are now ready to take on Davis Love III's Team USA at Hazeltine, Minnesota, and the line ups are as follows:   ...

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2016 European Ryder Cup Team
30 August 2016

Darren has announced his three wild cards to finalise his European Ryder Cup team taking on the USA at Hazeltine, Minnesota in four weeks time.  They are: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters. Clarke said: “In Lee and Martin, I've got two former World Number Ones and guys who bring a...

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Omega European Masters
28 August 2016

Darren played in the Omega European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre in Crans Montana where he shot rounds of 78 and 76, missing the halfway cut. Hazeltine, Minnesote is the next stop for the Team Europe Ryder Cup Captain where he will be leading his team of 12 out against the USA beginning on 30th September....

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Made in Denmark
27 August 2016

Following a family summer break Darren played in the Made in Denmark at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso, Denmark. He shot rounds of 76 and 71, missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. On the 16th hole Darren was greeted by all the fans waving European flags, "The 16th hole was very ...

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Torrance Fifth Vice Captain for 2016 Ryder Cup
27 July 2016

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US PGA Championship
24 July 2016

Darren played in the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, shooting rounds of 74 and 71, missing the halfway cut which fell at two over par. His next event is the Made in Denmark which begins on 25th August at Himmerland Golf Resort and Spa in Farso, Denmark....

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145th Open Championship
17 July 2016

Darren played in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, where he finished in a tie for 30th. Overnight leader, Sweden's Henrik Stenson, claimed his first major title winning the Open Championship on a fantastic twenty under par, three shots clear of nearest rival Ph...

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100th Open de France
3 July 2016

Darren played in the 100th Open de France at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris this week, where he shot rounds of 74 and 80, missing the halfway cut which fell at three over par. The winner of the tournament was Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee on eleven under par. Our European Ryder Cup Captain take...

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U. S. Open
9 June 2016

Darren has withdrawn from next week’s U.S. Open at Oakmont. Clarke, 47, captains Europe at the Ryder Cup in Hazeltine in September and admits the role has affected his recent performances on the course. He said: “I’m currently dedicating all of my time to our preparations for the Ryder C...

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Darren Names Poulter as 4th Vice Captain
6 June 2016

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Bjorn, Harrington & Lawrie Named As Ryder Cup Vice Captains
27 May 2016

Darren has named Denmark’s Thomas Bjørn, Ireland’s Padraig Harrington and Paul Lawrie of Scotland as his first three Vice Captains for the contest against the United States at Hazeltine National Golf Club this September.  As well as all being current players on the European Tour and theref...

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BMW PGA Championship
24 May 2016

Darren played in the BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event of the European Tour, at The Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, Surrey, where he shot rounds of 77 and 79 which missed the halfway cut. England's Chris Wood won the title on nine under par. He now takes a short break before the US Open beginning on 16t...

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation
22 May 2016

Darren played in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at the stunning K Club in Straffan, County Kildare, where he finished in a tie for 43rd on two over par, having shot rounds of 73 71 74 and 72. Our European Ryder Cup captain was delighted to see Rory McIlroy take his first Irish Open on twelve under par having play...

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Thank you St Patrick's
21 May 2016

Darren was delighted to be presented at The K Club with a cheque for an amazing £2,650 for Breast Cancer Now which was raised by the fantastic pupils of St Patrick's High School, Keady.These enterprising youngsters raised the money through Wear It Pink Days, Cake Sales and a Golfathon. Wel...

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Tribute to Christy O'Connor Snr
14 May 2016

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Christy O'Connor Snr. ...

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Darren Launches Ryder Cup Trophy Tour at Royal Portrush
12 April 2016

One of sport’s greatest trophies, the Ryder Cup, touched down in Northern Ireland today, with European Captain Darren Clarke pledging to do his best to keep Europe’s hands on the famous gol...

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Masters Tournament
11 April 2016

Darren played in the Masters Tournament at the magnificent Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, where he missed the halfway cut. ISM stablemate Danny Willett won the tournamennt on five under par and slipped on the Green Jacket, closely followed by fellow northerner Lee Westwood who finished in a tie for s...

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Darren Launches The Ryder Cup Trophy Tour at Royal Portrush
14 March 2016

With 200 days to go until The 2016 Ryder Cup, the European Tour today announced plans for a Ryder Cup Trophy Tour, aimed at building excitement ahead of the event at Ha...

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Valspar Championship
13 March 2016

Darren played in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead) at Palm Harbor in Florida, where he shot two rounds of 77, missing the halfway cut which fell at three over par. Darren's next event is the Masters Tournament at Augusta which begins on Thursday 7th April....

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Team Europe - Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for January
29 February 2016

Team Europe has been named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for January following their enthralling and dominant 18½-5½ Asia victory in the EURASIA CUP presented by DRB-HICOM.  ...

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Maybank Championship Malaysia
19 February 2016

Darren played in the Maybank Championship Malaysia at Royal Selangor Golf Club in Malaysia, where he shot rounds of 72 and 76, missing the half way cut which fell at one under par. Marcus Fraser won the event on fifteen under par. He now has a short break before his next event which is the Valspar Championship be...

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Omega Dubai Desert Classic
7 February 2016

Darren played in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at The Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, where he shot rounds of 71 and 73 to be level par after the opening two rounds, missing the halfway cut which fell at one under. ISM stablemate and Ryder Cup hopeful Danny Willett was victorious in Dubai on nineteen under par....

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SMBC Singapore Open
30 January 2016

This week Darren played in the SMBC Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore where he shot rounds of 74 and 72, missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. Darren now travels to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic which begins on Thursday....

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
24 January 2016

Darren played in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates, where he finished in a tie for 61st. His rounds of 73 70 72 and 72 left him on one under par. America's Rickie Fowler won the event finishing on sixteen under par. Darren heads to Singapore to play in the SM...

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Europe win Eurasia Cup 18.5 - 5.5
17 January 2016

Darren's European Team have won the Eurasia Cup in fine style with a 18.5 - 5.5 victory over Asia at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. Clarke said "The team have played fantastic this week. I've thrown a couple of my ideas at them and aside from that, the team bonding that they have had has be...

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Eurasia Cup Saturday Foursome Result
15 January 2016

Darren's European team currently lead the Eurasia Cup by 9 - 3 after the Fourballs and Foursomes taking a commanding lead into the Saturday Singles. 09.35 Ian Poulter and Danny Willett v. Byeong Hun An and Thongchai Jaidee - Europe 3 & 2 09.50 Bernd Wiesberger and Ross R...

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Eurasia Cup Friday Fourball Result
14 January 2016

Following the Eurasia Cup Friday Fourballs Europe lead 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 08.35 Ian Poulter and Bernd Weisberger v. Anirban Lahiri and Jeung Hun Wang - Europe 4 & 3  08.50 Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpartrick v. Byeong Hun An and Thongchai Jaidee - Asia 3 &a...

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Eurasia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM
12 January 2016

This week Darren captains the European Team facing Jeev Milkha Singh's Asian Team in the Eurasia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM being played at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Darren's team is Ross Fisher, Victor Dubuisson, Kristoffer Broberg, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Dann...

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Darren Picks Westwood and Poulter
7 December 2015

Darren has named Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as his Captain’s picks for the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, which returns to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 15-17, 2016....

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Thailand Golf Championship
6 December 2015

Darren played in the 5th edition of the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand, where he finished in a tie for 30th. The European Ryder Cup team captain shot rounds of 69 71 69 and 75 to finish on four under par. Welshman Jamie Donaldson took the title on twenty one under pa...

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Ho Tram Open
4 December 2015

Darren played in the inaugural Ho Tram Open played at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip in Phuoc Thuan where he shot rounds of 73 and 78, missing the halfway cut which fell at one over par. Darren joined a star studded field which included Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Geoff Ogilvy and Y E Yang....

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Emirates Australian Open
29 November 2015

Darren played in the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, where he finished in a tie for 30th. He shot rounds of 75 67 70 and 76 to finish on four over par. The tournament was won by Australia's Matt Jones who finished on eight under par, claiming the title by a shot from Ada...

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Eurasia Cup Qualifiers Announced
24 November 2015

European captain Darren Clarke today unveiled his ten automatic qualifiers to take on Asia in the second edition of the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, with Race to Dubai runner up Dan...

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EurAsia Cup
6 November 2015

Darren is in Kuala Lumpur where he has been planning his strategy to take Team Europe to victory against Team Asia at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club between 15th and 17th January for the second edition of the EurAsia Cup.  The result in last year's event was a 10 - 10 draw so Captain Clarke is looking to g...

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