BBC Sport - Sports Personality of the Year 2011 top 10: Darren Clarke
Sports Personality top 10: Darren Clarke
- From the section Sports Personality
Darren Clarke fulfilled a long held ambition this year and finally won the Open Championship at the age of 42 at Royal St George's in July.
Clarke says the Open is the "biggest and best" tournament in the world. And he says that at his age he "wasn't supposed to win it".
The Northern Irishman has been through some tough times, his wife Heather died in 2006 from breast cancer, but he believes that the support he's been given helped him to hold his nerve and finally achieve his goal.