Things go with a certain swing when world-famous golfer Darren Clarke is around, don't you know? Not least last weekend when he popped into 37 with his beautiful wife Alison Campbell and their pal Dougie Heather. Unsurprisingly, the impossibly chic establishment on Dawson St seem to light up when Darren and his glamorous gang pitched up at 9. They had a few cocktails from 37's extensive, even famous, list. At midnight, Darren, Alison and Dougie left for another hip hot-spot - House.
Darren Clarke: it was Heather's dying wish that I play for Europe in the 2006 Ryder Cup
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Heather died a few weeks later and, after everything started to settle down afterwards, I embarked on the process that would eventually lead to my being able to fulfil her last desire of me — to play in the Ryder Cup. The only reason I made that phone call was because of what Heather had said to me. The time to grieve and give the boys the attention they deserved would come later. Everything was put on hold except my determination to get into the Ryder Cup team. It must have been a very tough decision, but thankfully he picked me, which took a lot of guts. I was quite a few places down the pecking order after the 10 automatic qualifiers. He showed a great deal of faith in me.
How Darren Clarke and Alison Campbell fell for each other
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.
By Murray Wardrop. But since that heroic moment, the Northern Irishman has endured gruelling years, during which tournament success has eluded him. Darren Clarke wins the Open.