Darren Clarke

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Birthday
14, 1968
Birth Sign
Leo

About

One of golf's fan favorites, he overcame several personal tragedies to find success in the sport; won the Open Championship in 2011.

Before Fame

He began playing golf at age 11, also occasionally caddying for his father, and began playing professionally in 1990.

Trivia

Known for his temper tantrums, he resolved to improve himself and his game after his wife's diagnosis with breast cancer.

Family Life

Motivated by the loss of his wife to breast cancer, he led the 2006 European team to a victory over the American team team that included Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Associated With

He and Lee Westwood squared off as teammates against Woods and Mickelson at the 2006 Ryder Cup.