Darren Clarke wins 2011 Open Championship

Northern Ireland once again has a major champion, this time it's Darren Clarke.

Northern Ireland once again crowned a major champion, as veteran Darren Clarke won the Open Championship at age 42 after nearly a decade of irrelevance. Clarke hadn’t even qualified for the past three majors before his 3-shot win over Phil Mickelson, whose run up the leaderboard Sunday was derailed by short misses on the green and Dustin Johnson, who couldn’t stay consistent despite sinking some long putts. Clarke’s triumph was the longest time for a golfer to win the Open Championship, as it was Darren’s 20th try. Clarke became the third Northern Irishman in the last 2 years to win a major, after Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy triumphed in consecutive US Open tournaments. After shooting a 70 on Sunday, Clarke finished at 5 shots under par for the tournament. Clarke became the first over-40 major winner since Vijay Singh at the 2004 PGA Championship.

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4 Responses to Darren Clarke wins 2011 Open Championship

  1. Bobby Charts says:

    Darren had to feel amazing on Monday morning, lol

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