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Darren Clarke |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/14/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Wake Forest University

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Darren Clarke turned back the clock for a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of The Open Championship.
Beginning his day on the 10th hole, Clarke followed up pars on the first seven holes with birdie on the 17th and 18th holes. He kept the momentum going on Hoylake's front nine with birdies on the first and second holes before dropping his only shot at the par-4 third. Not to worry, as he bounced back with birdies at the fourth and fifth holes before securing pars the rest of the way. His 5-under 211 is good for an early clubhouse lead. Jul 19 - 8:51 AM

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Darren Clarke will take his first peek at The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier Classic this week.

The Ulsterman has missed seven of his last nine cuts worldwide, with six of those coming on the PGA TOUR. He's fallen to 211th in the FedExCup standings since his last tee time. While Clarke's psychical appearance may be in top form, his golf game could use some tune-up. Gamers can avoid Clarke this week and have no regrets.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 1 - 11:00 AM

Darren Clarke is set to make his first appearance in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Clarke is a distant 208th in the FedExCup standings, and he has struggled since returning to a full PGA TOUR slate. In 10 starts this season, he's made just four cuts and failed to do any better than a T44 at the Masters. There is no logical reason to think he will contend at TPC Southwind.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 2 - 10:37 PM

Darren Clarke returns to Quail Hollow Club for his second attempt at the Wells Fargo Championship.

In his only other venture to Charlotte, North Carolina, he withdrew after a first-round 76 in 2007. Given that he's 207th in the current FedExCup standings, there is very little reason for optimism this week. That said, his T44 at the Masters was his best 2013-14 result.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 28 - 8:50 PM

Darren Clarke will compete in his sixth Shell Houston Open later this week.

Clarke enters the week 218th in the FedExCup standings, and searching for a magic formula ahead of next week's Masters. His T58 at the Valspar Championship three weeks ago was his best finish in six 2013-14 PGA TOUR starts. He has a pair of top-four finishes in this event, but none of them came at the current venue of the Golf Club of Houston.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 31 - 10:14 PM

Darren Clarke settled for a 7-over-par 38-39=77 in his opening round of The Honda Classic.

He get an A for effort but any 45-year-old with an injured chest muscle will have trouble swinging a golf club, much less as his profession. Clarke found only four (of 14) fairways and eight greens in regulation today. He wiped away two birdies with five bogeys and two doubles. He withdrew after an opening 78 at the NTO two weeks ago, so don't be surprised if he makes the same decision today. His only motivation for giving it a go without hope for success is to check off starts to reach the membership minimum of 15, even if he calls it quits after 18 holes.
Feb 27 - 2:53 PM

Darren Clarke is listed in the published field of next week's Honda Classic.

We'll see about this. An injured chest muscle prevented him from teeing it up in Qatar last month, and then it forced him out after just one round at Riviera last week. Clarke is 1-for-2 at PGA National with a T44 in 2009.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 21 - 6:57 PM

Darren Clarke withdrew from the Northern Trust Open following his opening round due to the recurrence of an injury to a chest muscle.

He signed for a 7-over-par 40-38=78 before calling it an early week. Clarke split seven (of 14) fairways and found only eight greens in regulation. While he picked off two birdies, he squared seven bogeys and four-putted the par-3 14th from 57'3" for double bogey.
Feb 13 - 8:49 PM

Darren Clarke is picking back up his 2013-14 PGA TOUR season at this week's Northern Trust Open.

Clarke's previous two starts this season came late in 2013, tying for 65th in The McGladrey Classic and finishing alone in 77th at the OHL Classic in Mayakoba. He's no stranger to Riviera Country Club, having made six appearances and tying for third in his last trip back in 2005. It would be fair for one to wonder why he ever took this event off his schedule.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 12 - 9:06 PM

Darren Clarke has made the decision to play a full schedule on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR.

He is afforded this luxury due to his win at The Open Championship in 2011. He played three events that would count towards the PGA TOUR during the 2013 season, and they were the last three majors in the rotation. He has already logged two starts in the new season, making the cut on both occasions but failing to do any better than a T65 on Sea Island. His 2011 Open Championship came from out of nowhere, and we have seen older players such as Tom Watson and Greg Norman find the fountain of youth in that event in recent years. One could even add Ernie Els to that list. Don’t mistake that one week with a reason to assign Clarke the fantasy value afforded most recent major winners.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Darren Clarke signed for a 1-under-par 34-35=69 following his opening round of The McGladrey Classic.

In his first round as a fully exempt PGA TOUR member since 2007, Clarke split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. He reeled in a red number thanks to four birdies against three bogeys. While he dropped a 12-footer for birdie at the 14th hole, his longest conversion of the day was a par save from 17'4" at 8, the penultimate hole of the round. Afterwards, he confirmed on Golf Channel that he's scheduled to play in next week's OHL Classic of Mayakoba and has plans of teeing it up at Pebble Beach and Riviera in February. Clarke added that he'll make appearances on the European Tour's Desert Swing in between the PGA TOUR starts now and later.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Darren Clarke makes his debut as a member of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR at The McGladrey Classic.

It's unlikely that Clarke will make much, if any, more than the required 15 starts on the PGA TOUR as required for his status, and something about the Seaside Course has obviously caught his eye. Still, he's been largely absent from contention since his 2011 win at The Open Championship, so don't rush to jump on his bandwagon just yet.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 08:55:00 PM

Darren Clarke will be a PGA TOUR member for the 2013-14 season, according to the Associated Press.

Clarke earned a five-year window to accept status when he emerged with the Claret Jug at The Open Championship in 2011. He wasn't a TOUR member in 2012 or 2013. As a result of accepting membership, he is expected to make a minimum of 15 starts, four of which will occur in the majors. Other than at the depths of larger full-season formats, it's unlikely that the 45-year-old will carry any fantasy value as he chases the FedExCup.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Darren Clarke makes his 15th start in the PGA Championship, with only one top 10 on the ledger.

The 2011 Open Champion tied for ninth way back in 2000 for his best finish. He played at Oak Hill Country Club in 2003, but missed the cut. He has very little fantasy value this week given his form, course history and history in this event.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:27:00 PM

Darren Clarke opened the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters with a 2-under-par 33-37=70.

This is better than some expected. Clarke split 12 (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation at Royale Jakarta Golf Club today. He was bogey-free 4-under after 12 holes before squaring bogeys at the par-4 13th and 17th holes. He's exempt into next week's PLAYERS, a tournament he hasn't played since 2007.
Thu, May 2, 2013 11:21:00 AM