Clarke becomes the fourth player to win the Open and Senior Open

Darren Clarke becomes the fourth player to win the Open and Senior Open with 10-under-par victory at Gleneagles… joining Gary Player, Tom Watson and Bob Charles as double champions

  • Darren Clarke birdied the last to hold off Padraig Harrington to win senior major
  • Clarke won the Open in 2011 and has now claimed the seldom seen double
  • He joins Gary Player, Bob Charles and Tom Watson as having achieved the feat

Darren Clarke became only the fourth player to win the Open and Senior Open double with a one-shot victory at Gleneagles yesterday.

The 53-year-old from Northern Ireland birdied the last to hold off the challenge of US Senior Open champion Padraig Harrington to claim his first senior major title on 10-under par.

Clarke, who won the Open at Royal St George’s in 2011, joins Gary Player, Bob Charles and Tom Watson as Open double winners.

England’s Charley Hull came up two shots short in her bid for a first major as Canadian Brooke Henderson won the Evian Championship in France. 

Darren Clarke became only the fourth player ever to have won the Open and the Senior Open




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