Questions and Answers

Feel free to ask me anything from life on tour to my interests away from the sport.

Q. Hi Pro just watching the champions tour playoff. How I wish you were in it! Hope you are resting up for your return to the states. Hoping to see you in that winners circle again real soon! Throughly enjoy your u-tune golf videos. Be well PRO

John Patrissi

A. Thanks for the message John, it's just one of those things that couldn't be helped in the circumstances. It's certainly proving to be a tight finish in Arizona! Cheers, Darren.

Q. Darren, Congratulations on your Champion's Tour victory! Terrific to watch! Your attitude and personality are great for this great game. Pleasure to watch Darren! Happy Holidays to you and your family !

Brian Quiggle

A. Thanks Brian, thrilled to have got the win. Same to you and yours. All the best, Darren.

Q. Hey now Darren so happy for your win yesterday in Florida! Been a huge fan of yours ( and because you like Guinness) . I have always loved your swing. You have represented to me a gentleman that works hard and delivers while enjoying himself! Love how important your boys are to you! I am sorry to hear about this visa thing but I love what your plans are until it is worked out. God Bless and many congratulations on your champions tour victory.! In my book you are a champion among champion’s. Wishing only good things to you !

John Patrissi

A. Hi John, thank so much for for message, still buzzing! Cheers, DC.

Q. Darren, Good afternoon. Congrats on your big win yesterday. I was pulling so hard for you yesterday and have since your taking down of Tiger at the World Match Play. What putter were you using yesterday during your win? Looked really sweet. Thank you and if you make it to Charleston SC (Kiawah Island), Cohiba Esplendidos are on me Champ!

Larry Campbell

A. Hi Larry, thanks so much for the message. I was using a Scotty Cameron Red Circle T Prototype which most certainly did the job! All the best, Darren.

Q. Great to see you back in the Winners Circle again Sir!!! Good Luck for the rest of the season and into 2021....

MARK FREEMAN

A. Thanks Mark, much appreciated! Cheers, DC.

Q. Congratulations Darren! Great win. Your swing looked like the Open in 2011. How did you get it a bit flatter because you looked a little steep the last time I saw you.

John Muto

A. Hi John, thanks for the message - I tried to get the feeling that the swing was more rotary and my shoulders were turning, like throwing a discus rather than lifting the club up with my arms like a javelin thrower would. Regards, Darren.

Q. Darren, Congratulations on your WIN! Great to see that winning smile in the winner's circle! Wishing you continued health, happiness, and success!

Craig

A. Hi Craig, thanks for the message, it was a great day. All the best, Darren.

Q. CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st PGA Tour Champions win!!! So happy for you. I’ve enjoyed watching you play for a very long time. Hope all is well and best wishes to you and family.

Steve Topper

A. Many thanks Steve! Darren.

Q. Great playing this week Darren. Your putting looked great. Actually reminded me of the late Seve. Did you play much with Seve and Greg Norman? Your a long driver of golf ball this week on the champions tour -292 yard average. Who was longer in their primes between Seve or Greg if they both went after one? Thanks and all the best.

Rowan Nicol

A. Thanks so much Rowan, I did have the pleasure of playing with both Seve and Greg early on in my career. In their prime Greg drove the ball longer than Seve and he was one of the longest and straightest drivers of his generation. Cheers, Darren.

Q. Hi. We met at Abaco last Christmas. Thanks for being accessible and good luck today at the tournament. I see you are just two shot out!!!

Jeff Parfenchuck

A. Hi Jeff, we got over the line! Thanks for the message. Cheers, Darren.

Q. Hi Darren, What are the clubs you are using now, still with TaylorMade?

Keith Brough

A. Hi Keith, yes am most certainly still with TaylorMade and I'm using the SIM woods and the p770 irons all of which I'm very pleased with. All the best, Darren.

Q. Hi Darren, I would love to take my wife to Ireland and visit for our 40 anniversary. Travel agents have suggested for a 6-7 night stay arriving at the Dublin airport to tour the Southern or the Northern area's. We have followed your career and are some your biggest fans from Mississippi and have gone to the gulf coast and Masters to watch your play. We would appreciate some recommendations from you. Thank you and have a great year in 2020. Hope to see you in Mississippi. Bob We love golf, traveling, and Pubs. Have a great year in 2020 and look forward to seeing you in Mississippi again.

Bob Harper

A. HI Bob, many thanks for the message and what a great choice for your 40th anniversary - congratulations on a wonderful milestone. In the South, Portmarnock Links is a great course and further inland a visit to the K Club - Ryder Cup venue for 2006 - is well worth a visit. Further afield are Ballybunion, Lahinch and Waterville - all great courses. In the North obviously The Dunluce at Royal Portrush is a must play as is a visit to the Harbour Bar! Fantastic Guinness! Also Royal County Down and Portstewart. All beautiful courses and well worth playing. Have a great Christmas and New Year and hope that info has helped. All the best, Darren.

Q. Good Day Darren, Great to see you on the Champions Tour as yourself and Joey Sindelar have been my favorite players for a number of years. Do you ever foresee yourself playing in the Dick's Sporting Goods tournament ? All the best Darren! ~Brian Q

Brian Quiggle

A. Hi Brian, Thanks so much for the message. I would certainly hope to play in that event in the future - as you can imagine it's all a matter of scheduling. All the best, Darren.

Q. Really enjoyed seeing you at Lytham last week, especially the Q&A session you did with Tom Watson. Do you enjoy doing these sessions? I am sure your fans do! Good luck in the Champions Tour.

Sandra Beanland

A. Hi Sandra, Thanks for the message and yes I do enjoy the Q & A sessions. Have to say that it was pretty special doing that one with Tom, and playing the first two rounds with him, also very special. Hope you didn't get too wet at Lytham! All the best, Darren

Q. Please advise the putter you used in the British Senior Open Thank you

bill powee

A. Hi Bill, the putter I used at the Senior Open was a Cameron Phantom Prototype. All the best, Darren

Q. Hi Darren Good to see you doing well in the seniors. Have you scheduled any European Tour events this season eg. The Irish Open

Mark McCulloch

A. Hi Mark, thanks for the message and have to say I'm really enjoying the Champions Tour, great events and such a great standard. I will most certainly be playing the Irish Open, the Open Championship and also the Seniors Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. All the best, DC

Q. Hi Darren I'm a student from the Isle Of Man, going to Ulster University up in Coleraine in September. What are your tips for someone coming up to live in your part of the world? Which golf course in that area (Apart from Royal Portrush) would you recommend I should join? Thanks, I hope to see you at the Irish Open in Lahinch later this year.

Finlo Neale

A. Hi Finlo, thanks for the message. Ok there are some lovely courses aside from Royal Portrush, you could try Castlerock, Portstewart or Ballycastle which are all great courses. And of course you definitely need to visit the Harbour Bar in Portrush - great fun place and not to be missed! Hope all goes well and you've picked a great place to come to! Regards, Darren.

Q. Mr. Clarke...my husband, son and I attended the PNC Father Son Challenge last month. We love this great sport and always enjoy watching you play. Thank you for taking the time as you made your way to the practice area, to sign a flag and ball for our son. It means so much to us and is a wonderful memory for our family. All the best to you and your family for a happy 2019. Jennifer

Jennifer

A. Hi Jennifer, Happy New Near to you and thanks so much for your message. I'm so pleased that I was able to sign you flag and ball and that you enjoyed the event. I most certainly enjoyed it and playing with Tyrone (and younger son, Conor, on his bag) made for a really special week. Cheers, DC

Q. Would love to see some pictures of you golfing with your son at the PNC; what a delight to go out with your son and do well! Happy Christmas to my favorite golfer ever!

Karen Knudson

A. Hi Karen, We had such a blast at the PNC Father Son Challenge - such fun and great that Tyrone had has brother, Conor, on the bag and Alison as our chief supporter. If you take a look at the Gallery there are some pics in there from the event. Happy Christmas to you too and best wishes for 2019. Darren.

Q. Hi Darren , big fan , was wondering if you are going to your restaurant after one of your rounds in Orlando ?

Steve Abbey

A. Hi Steve, we didn't get to go - the PNC Father Son Challenge was full on with social events as well as the golf - it most certainly was a great week. Merry Christmas, DC

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