Jan 14, 2008

Darren Clarke's Final Round Video From Joburg Open In South Africa

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  1/14/2008 12:51:00 PM   No comments

Nice to see Darren Clarke playing the golf that earned him a Captain's spot on the Ryder Cup a few years ago. He's always been one of my favorite golfers so it's nice to see his game come around. His fourth place yesterday at the Joburg Open in South Africa, won by Richard Sterne, meant a lot.

"I played well and I feel like the player I was half a dozen years ago, when I was in the world's top 10," said the 39-year-old after a three-under-par 68 in the final round of this European Tour event at Royal Johannesburg and

"I hit the ball well and three birdies in the last five holes suggests I've still got quite a bit of fight in me," said Clarke, whose strong finish here comes after an encouraging tie for third in his last start, in the South African Open before Christmas. "Everything I've been working on seems to be coming together and I really feel like a golfer again."Clarke's game had gone sour following the loss of his wife Heather to cancer in August 2006, but he appears at last to have rediscovered the magic formula. "I've definitely turned a corner," he said. "It's a Ryder Cup year and I've got everything to play for."

Clarke is looking fit and strong and is hitting the ball beautifully. He's 39 the same age as me and he's hitting some long drives which probably had a lot to do with the amount of birdies he got in his four rounds at Joburg. Check out the following video from his final round at Joburg.

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