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Golfer Darren Clarke marries Alison Campbell on Bahamas beach

The newlyweds with Graeme McDowell and his girlfriend
Image caption The newlyweds with Graeme McDowell and his girlfriend

Golf Open champion Darren Clarke has married his partner, former Miss Northern Ireland Alison Campbell.

The wedding was held at a beach in the Bahamas where the couple have a home.

According to Clarke's website, the ceremony was a private family affair attended by his sons Tyrone and Conor, other family members and his manager Chubby Chandler.

It said the "top secret plans have been kept under wraps for a good while now".

The couple met in 2009 after being introduced by Clarke's fellow Major winner, Portrush's Graeme McDowell.

They became engaged just before Christmas 2011

Dungannon man Clarke, 43, won his first Major with a three-shot victory in the Open at Royal St George's last July.

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