Darren Clarke Senior Open
Darren Clarke wins Senior Open

Darren Clarke wins Senior British Golf Open

Clarke becomes only the fourth player to win both the Open Championship and the Senior Open title.

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke held off a late challenge by Ireland’s Padraig Harrington to claim his first senior major championship.

Clarke birdied the 18th hole of Sunday's final round to card a 69 and finish 10 under, whilst Harrington picked up six birdies on the back nine to shoot 67 and to finish one shot behind Clarke.

The Dungannon man becomes just the fourth person to win The Open and Senior Open after Gary Player, Bob Charles and Tom Watson. Clarke won the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St Georges.

Since turning 50 in 2020 Clarke has become one of the most successful players on the seniors circuit, with 4 wins on the PGA Tour Champions.

Clarke’s victory came just one week after Rory McIlroy came close to winning the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews.

As the home of champions Northern Ireland continues to develop its golf tourism offering with a world-class mix of courses and accommodation.

Northern Ireland will play host to the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle and Massereene, between 11 – 14 August. It is a mixed event and is co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

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