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Team Europe

2010 Ryder Cup
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Darren Clarke, Vice-Captain

FULL NAME: Darren Christopher Clarke
COUNTRY: Northern Ireland
BORN: 14.8.68; Dungannon, Northern Ireland
RESIDENCE: Chobham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6ft 2½in 14st (189cm 89kgs)
FAMILY: Children: Tyrone (1998), Conor (2000)
INTERESTS: Films, reading, cars, fishing, Liverpool FC
TURNED PRO: 1990 (plus 4)
QUALIFYING SCHOOL: 1990

RYDER CUP  EXPERIENCE

Years Played: 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 2010 (Vice Captain)
Overall Record: Played 20, Won 10, Lost 7, Halved 3; Points 11 ½
Singles: Played 5, Won 1, Lost 2, Halved 2
Foursomes: Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3, Halved 0
Fourballs: Played 9, Won 6, Lost 2, Halved 1

RYDER CUP HIGHLIGHTS

*Lies joint second in the all-time list of most successful Ryder Cup partnerships alongside Lee Westwood with six points from their eight matches together.
*Had a 100% record in the 2006 Ryder Cup with three wins from his three matches.

1997: Club de Golfe Valderrama: Europe 14½ USA 13½
Day 2 Fourballs: Montgomerie/Clarke beat Couples/Love III (1 hole)
Singles: Clarke lost to Mickelson (2 and 1)

1999: The Country Club: USA 14½ Europe 13½
Day 1 Foursomes: Clarke/Westwood lost to Sutton/Maggert (3 and 2)
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Westwood beat Duval/Woods (1 hole)
Day 2: Foursomes: Clarke/Westwood beat Furyk/O'Meara (3 and 2)
Day 2 Fourballs: Clarke/Westwood lost to Mickelson/Lehman (2 and 1)
Singles: Clarke lost to Sutton (4 and 2)

2002: The Belfry: Europe 15½ USA 12½
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Björn beat Woods/Azinger (1 hole)
Day 1 Foursomes: Clarke/Björn lost to Sutton/Verplank (2 and 1)
Day 2: Foursomes: Clarke/Björn lost to Woods/Love III (4 and 3)
Day 2 Fourballs: Clarke/McGinley halved with Hoch/Furyk
Singles: Clarke halved with Duval

2004: Oakland Hills CC: USA 9½ Europe 18½
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Jiménez beat Love III/Campbell (5 and 4)
Day 1 Foursomes: Clarke/Westwood beat Mickelson/Woods (1 hole)
Day 2: Fourballs: Clarke/Poulter lost to Woods/Riley (4 and 3)
Day 2 Foursomes: Clarke/Westwood beat Haas/DiMarco (5 and 4)
Singles: Clarke halved with Love III

2006: The K Club: Europe 18½ USA 9½
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Westwood beat Mickelson/DiMarco (1 hole)
Day 2 Fourballs: Clarke/Westwood beat Woods/Furyk (3 and 2)
Singles: Clarke beat Johnson (3 and 2)

EUROPEAN TOUR CAREER RECORD

(After the KLM Open, 2010)

EVENTS PLAYED: 439
IN MONEY: 352
TOP TEN FINISHES: 117
OFFICIAL CAREER Earnings: €18,015,501

EUROPEAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE VICTORIES: Total 12
1993    Alfred Dunhill Open
1996    Linde German Masters
1998    Benson and Hedges International Open, Volvo Masters Andalucia
1999    The Compass Group English Open
2000    WGC - Accenture Match Play, The Compass Group English Open
2001    Smurfit European Open
2002    The Compass Group English Open
2003    WGC - NEC Invitational
2008    BMW Asian Open, The KLM Open

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR VICTORIES: Total 1
2003    Benmore Developments Northern Ireland Masters
   
INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT VICTORIES: Total 4
2001    Dimension Data Pro-Am (RSA), Chunichi Crowns (JPN)
2004    Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (JPN)
2005    Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters (JPN)

OTHER TOURNAMENT VICTORIES: Total 2
1992    Ulster Professional Championship
1994    Irish National PGA Championship

AMATEUR RECORD
1990    Spanish Amateur Open Championship, Irish Amateur Closed Championship
   
TEAMS  AND  AWARDS
TEAMS (PRO)
Ryder Cup    1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 2010 (Vice Captain)
Alfred Dunhill Cup    1994, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99
World Cup    1994, 95, 96
Seve Trophy    2000, 02 (winners)
Royal Trophy    2007 (winners)   

TEAMS (AM)
St Andrews Trophy    1990 (winners)
Boys, Youths, Seniors    1985-90

AWARDS
1997    Tooting Bec Cup
1997    Braid Taylor Memorial
2000    Tooting Bec Cup
2000    Braid Taylor Memorial
2001    Braid Taylor Memorial
 

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