There's someone up there watching. Darren Clarke Tribute to his late wife Heather, who died
of breast cancer in 2006. He said this after winning British
Open Championship on his 20th attempt on July 17, 2011. At 42
he became the oldest golfer to win the Open since Argentina's
Roberto De Vincenzo in 1967.
Did I ever doubt I would get myself back in this position?
No. Did I know it was going to happen? No. Did I hope it was
going to happen? Yes. But did I ever doubt it? No. Darren Clarke As he took the lead heading for final round
in 2011 British Open.
I have been doing a lot of reading and went out today with
a Winston Churchill quote in my head which was, 'Never give
in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never' No matter what
happened I was never going to give in and I said Churchill's
quote to myself when I made a double on 11. Darren Clarke How Churchill's words inspired him to win
Iberdrola Open in Majorca, May 2011.
Much as I am disappointed in having to withdraw from my obligations,
I hope that everybody understands that it is vital I am with
my wife and family at this time. Heather has been having problems
and we are determined to get to the bottom of them as quickly
as possible. It is a difficult time for all of us and I would
ask that our privacy is respected. Darren Clarke Canceling his golfing schedule to care
for his sick wife, November 2004.
Heather's courage and bravery throughout the last two years
when she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer has been
an inspiration. She never complained once throughout her ordeal
and we will all miss her greatly. She was a wonderful and
enormously supportive wife, mother and friend. Darren Clarke On death of his wife Heather from breast
cancer, August 2006.
She's having a pretty tough battle at the minute. She had
a couple of weeks of very intensive treatment two weeks ago
for another situation, so she's had a very tough time. But
she's battling hard. Darren Clarke On his wife's battle with cancer.
Heather's condition is day by day. She is undergoing intensive
chemotherapy. Darren Clarke On his wife's cancer.
Hopefully, Heather will be out of hospital soon and I will
be able to return to the game. But there are more important
issues to be dealt with at the moment than swinging a golf
club. Darren Clarke
Heather is thankfully out of hospital now and her progress
is such that we felt the time was right for me to return. Darren Clarke
You have to take what the course gives you and try to grind
out a score. Darren Clarke Increasing his lead at Scottish Open.
It's nice to come somewhere knowing that I had to play well
and then actually do it. Darren Clarke After winning KLM Open.
It's a pretty regular question that you just asked, why we
haven't won. We just haven't performed as we need to. Hopefully,
someone is going to end up winning sooner rather than later. Darren Clarke
We all mess up now and again. That was just one of those
times. Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke - professional golfer
who was born on August 14, 1968, at Dungannon, Northern Ireland. He
won his first major at age of 42 when he took British Open Championship
on July 17, 2011 - becoming the oldest golfer to win the Open since
Argentina's Roberto De Vincenzo in 1967.