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Darren Clarke (born in Dungannon, County Tyrone on August 14, 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (805x883, 604 KB) Summary Photo by Paddy Briggs Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... This article is about County Tyrone. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Languages English (De facto) 3, Irish, Ulster Scots 4 Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


Clarke has been featured in the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The most prestigious titles he has won are the 2000 WGC - World 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 Northern Ireland in the World Cup and Alfred Dunhill Cup and played for Europe on four consecutive Ryder Cup teams 1997 1999 2001 (2002) and 2004. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer and considered by many to be among the greatest golfers of all time. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005 he missed several tournaments to care for his wife, who was suffering from cancer. Clarke is a keen cigar smoker, on and off the golf course, and has been reported to spend an estimated £25,000 per year on cigars.

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European Tour wins

The Belgian Open was a mens golf tournament which was played intermittantly from 1910-2000. ... The German Masters is an annual golf tournament on the mens European Tour. ... The Benson & Hedges International Open was a mens professional golf tournament which was played in England. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the PGA European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The English Open was an annual European Tour golf tournament. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The English Open was an annual European Tour golf tournament. ... The Smurfit European Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament played annually at The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club (K Club), Straffan, Ireland. ... The English Open was an annual European Tour golf tournament. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...

Other professional wins

  • 1992 Ulster Professional Championship
  • 1994 Irish National PGA Championship
  • 2001 Dimension Data Pro-Am, Chunichi Crowns (Japan Golf Tour)
  • 2003 Benmore Developments Northern Ireland Masters (Challenge Tour)
  • 2004 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Japan Golf Tour)
  • 2005 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (Japan Golf Tour)

// The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ...

Professional team appearances

  • Ryder Cup (Europe): 1997 (winners), 1999, 2002 (winners), 2004 (winners)
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (Northern Ireland): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • World Cup (Northern Ireland): 1994, 1995, 1996
  • The Seve Trophy (Great Britain & Ireland): 2000, 2002 (winners)

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ...

Amateur wins

  • 1990 Spanish Amateur Open Championship, Irish Amateur Championship

Results in major championships

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T8 CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT T43 T43 T10
British Open T64 CUT T39 T38 T31 T11 T2 CUT T30
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament T40 24 T20 T28 CUT T17 T22
U.S. Open T53 T30 T24 T42 CUT DNP 56
British Open T7 T3 T37 T59 T11 T15
PGA Championship T9 CUT CUT CUT T13 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
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See also

This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ... This is a list of people on the postage stamps of the Republic of Ireland, including the years when they appeared on a stamp. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the official site of the European Tour
  • Profile on the official site of the PGA Tour
  • Golf Stars Online links to profiles and features

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Darren Clarke : USAToday.com - Darren Clarke Biography from USAToday.com (389 words)
Clarke hasn't made a cut since the Maybank Malaysian Open in the second week of February and has fallen to 85th in the world rankings.
Clarke had pulled a hamstring two weeks ago and it was bothering so much this week that he was only able to practice his short game.
Darren Clarke's victory over Prom Meessawat confirmed the retention of the Royal Cup for Europe in the Europe vs. Asia event.
Ryder Cup Players » Ryder Cup Diary (0 words)
Darren Clarke has indicated that he feels that Joe Calzaghe deserves to win the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Darren who is one of the favourites to win the BBC award has emphasised that he feels that the boxer Calzaghe is more deserving of the award and that he doesn't want to...
Darren Clarke has confirmed that he would like to play in the Ryder Cup and would like to be considered for one of the two wildcard picks.
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