Darren Christopher Clarke (born 14 August 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone. He played college golf at Wake Forest University in the United States.Clarke was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 43 weeks between 2000 and 2002. The most prestigious titles he has won are the 2000 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship when he defeated Tiger Woods in the final, and the 2003 WGC-NEC Invitational. His highest finish on the European Tour money list is second, which he achieved in 1998, 2000 and 2003. He has represented Ireland in the World Cup and Alfred Dunhill Cup and played for Europe on five consecutive Ryder Cup teams 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2006.Clarke is represented by International Sports Management.
Europe captain Darren Clarke insists winning the last three Ryder Cups counts for nothing as his side embark on their
Tributes poured in from golfers around the world for Arnold Palmer following confirmation of his death at the age of 87.
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Darren Clarke's European team should be favourites for the Ryder Cup - but have found a winning formula by portraying themselves as underdogs.
Dustin Johnson remained on course for the FedEx Cup title and 11.
The United States and Europe meet in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next week.
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