Darren clarke ryder cup 2006 emotional
Heroes All: My Ryder Cup Story 2006 by Darren ClarkeWritten by a key member of the European Team, this enthralling, deeply personal account of how the 2006 Ryder Cup was won at a record-equalling margin affords an unprecedented behind-the-scenes glimpse of the ultimate golf tournament. The day-by-day build-up to an intensely dramatic contest founded on fierce rivalry is described in a highly entertaining anecdotal style. With the authors pen portraits of all the players who took part, a story stretching from hitting the first practice ball to hitting the bar during the emotional victory celebration, and a full history of the tournament, this is the definitive accompaniment to one of the greatest sporting events of recent years.
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It came just weeks after the death of his wife Heather. Far removed from the decision-making in Wentworth, Darren Clarke — in South Africa where he is competing in the Dimension Data pro-am on the Sunshine Tour — waited for the phone call. This is what he wanted, and speaking shortly after his unanimous appointment by a five-man selection committee, Clarke provided clarity on what type of captain he will be. Yes, he would bring his brand of emotion and passion to the task. In truth, he knows what lies ahead. Clarke is the perfect fit to be a captain in America and it is a challenge he is keen to meet.
Darren Clarke tells about his emotional first tee shot at the Ryder Cup when he played just six weeks after the passing of his first wife.
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Tense, thrilling, fun, frenetic, sometimes controversial, always absorbing, the Ryder Cup throws up some of sport's most iconic and enduring memories. Find out how you voted below and click here to listen to the BBC Radio 5 live debate. The scene: Holders Europe, containing four of the top five players in the world, were heading for the kind of defeat they had not experienced for more than 30 years. Media playback is not supported on this device. The moment: Not so much one moment but five of them as Poulter, a European talisman with 10 victories in his previous 13 matches, hit the hottest of putting streaks. In birdieing each of the final five holes, Poulter charged to a one-hole win, sealing victory with a nerveless footer in the gloom of the 18th. His wide-eyed, fist-pumping roar was a sign of visiting defiance.
His biggest victory came when he won the Open Championship at Royal St George's in England, his first major win after more than 20 years and 54 attempts. Clarke was ranked in the top of the Official World Golf Ranking for 43 weeks between and Clarke is currently ranked as the seventh highest career money winner on the European Tour. Clarke has represented Ireland as both an amateur and as a professional, notably at the World Cup and Alfred Dunhill Cup , and was a member of five consecutive European Ryder Cup teams between and Clarke turned professional in and played his first full season on the European Tour in
The year-old is preparing to lead out Europe against the USA in arguably the biggest competition in golf — the Ryder Cup. His every decision, his body language and every word at press conferences will be under scrutiny as he aims to fend off a resurgent USA at Hazeltine and clinch a fourth successive victory for Europe. However, he finished as runner-up, three strokes behind Lee Westood. He first shot 60 at the European Monte Carlo Open. Again, this would be the last time the tournament was held. Considered by many to be ranked just below the Major championships in terms of significance, the World Golf Championships are big and Clarke has two of them. He won all three of his matches, forming a solid partnership with Westwood in the Friday and Saturday fourballs.