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2013-14 Fantasy Golf Outlook

Clarke is no stranger to the PGA Tour. He played his way back onto the big stage last season with steady diet of made cuts and a handful of top-10s. Hopefully, he will have more luck this time around.

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200 lbs   Country: Northern Ireland   Birthdate: 8/14/1968   Birth Location: Dungannon   Debut: January 1, 1990  

March 4, 2014    Darren Clarke News Update

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Clarke had to withdraw from the Northern Trust Open due to a chest muscle injury following a 7-over 78 in the opening round on Thursday, BBC Sport reports.

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Clarke is in the field for this week's Northern Trust Open.

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Clarke is in the field for the McGladrey Classic this week.

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Clarke withdrew from The Masters citing a hamstring injury Monday.

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Clarke, winner of the 2011 British Open at Royal St. Georges, is defending his title this week at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.The average score needed to win this week and at other Open venues is shown in MORE.

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Clarke (groin) will not play in the U.S. Open next month due to his lingering groin injury, according to Reuters.

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Clarke is battling a pulled groin as he readies for play in The Masters.

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Northern Ireland's Clarke, in his 20th appearance, captured the Claret Jug trophy with a five-under, three-shot win over USA's Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson at the British Open.

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Northern Ireland's Clarke, in the afternoon's significantly better conditions, is five-under after 54 holes of the British Open. USA's Dustin Johnson (68) is second at four-under.

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Northern Ireland's Clarke, 68-68=136-four-under, is tied with USA's Lucas Glover. 66-70=136-four-under, after 36 holes of the British Open. USA's Chad Campbell, Germany's Martin Kaymer, Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez are tied for third at three-under.

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Clarke (-6) came from four shots back to win the Iberdrola Open in Spain with a final round one-under 69 on Sunday.

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Northern Ireland's Clarke, playing in what he termed, "brutal conditions', reached 10-under to lead the Scottish Open by three strokes over Italy's Edoardo Molinari. Welshman Bradley Dredge and Swede Peter Hedblom are tied for third at six-under.

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Northern Ireland's Clarke, from whom we haven't heard much recently, shot a six-under 65 to take the first round lead by one stroke over England's Graeme Storm and Italy's Edoardo Molinari at the European Tour's Scottish Open, the prelude to next week's British Open.

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Clarke will start 2010 at the Africa Open and Joburg Open in South African before playing in the Mideast with the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Qatar Masters and Dubai Desert Classic, his official web site reports.

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Clarke is not in the field for the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

Clarke is no stranger to the PGA Tour. He played his way back onto the big stage last season with steady diet of made cuts and a handful of top-10s. Hopefully, he will have more luck this time around.

2012

Clarke pulled off an upset for the ages when he won the Open Championship last summer, but to expect anything similar this season would be foolish. In his prime, Clarke was one of the best players in the world, but he hasn't been that player for years now, save for one week last summer, that is. While he's bound to defend his title well this season, it's doubtful he'll make much noise outside that one event this season. On the bright side, his win last year will open some doors to bigger events, so he'll have plenty of opportunity this season.

2010

It's been a rough couple years for Darren Clarke, on and off the golf course. Clarke really hasn't been himself on the course since 2006, but he's too good to continue down this road. He'll get it together at some point, though he might never reach the heights he once did.

2007

Clarke is excused from any poor performance he had during the 2006 season. His wife was battling cancer all year and unfortunately succumbed late in the year. It's hard to imagine he could concentrate on golf at any point during the year. That said, he managed to stay within the top 125 on the PGA Tour and was granted a release from the minimum requirement of 15 events due to special circumstances. What does it all mean to the fantasy golfer? It means you had better take him at this price if you are in a salary cap league. As for other leagues, he should be considered in the top 40.

2006

Clarke's season was cut short when he headed home to help his wife, who was going through cancer treatment. His numbers were obviously affected for the worse. Not that he had a bad year, but Clarke is close to that elite level and $1.4 million just isn't what you expect. He only played in 12 events, averaging to $120k per events. There aren't many players on tour with a better average. Normally, taking Clarke here would be a slam dunk, but it's uknown how many events he will play over here this year. He has, however, played quite well this winter, so he's a good value at this price.

2004

He'll play around 16-18 tournaments on the PGA tour again this year and with a new lean physique and Guinness-less diet, should see strong results.