Team Europe Profile: Darren Clarke -- Vice Captain


Darren Clarke -- Vice Captain

VICE-CAPTAIN INFORMATION
Age: 44
Hometown: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Birthplace: Dungannon, Northern Ireland
Birthdate: 14th August, 1968
Family: Wife: Alison (m. 2012); Children: Tyrone (1998), Conor (2000)
Turned Professional: 1990

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 2010 (Vice Captain) (winners), 12 (Vice Captain)
Total Matches: 20
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 10-7-3
Singles (W-L-H): 1-2-2
Foursomes (W-L-H): 3-3-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 6-2-1
Total Points Won: 11½
Total Points Won Point %: 57.5

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
1997: Valderrama Golf Club
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Day 2 Fourballs: Clarke/Montgomerie beat Couples/Love III (1 hole)
Singles: Clarke lost to Mickelson (2 and 1)
 
1999: The Country Club
United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
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 (Brabazon Course)
Europe 15 1/2, United States 12 1/2
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 Country Club
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
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 (Palmer Course)
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
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)

 

VICE-CAPTAIN NOTES

*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.

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES

EUROPEAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE VICTORIES: Total 14
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
2011 Iberdrola Open, The 140th Open Championship

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
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Vivendi Trophy 2000, 02 (winners)
Royal Trophy 2007 (winners)