Clarke to start as Open makes emotional return to Northern Ireland

Jul 15, 2019; Portrush, County Antrim, IRL; Darren Clarke speaks at a press conference during a practice round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Course. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Home favourite Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot at the Open Championship on Thursday when the tournament returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years.As in 1951, the picturesque links course at Royal Portrush is the host venue, having undergoing extensive logistical and infrastructure upgrades to get in shape for […]

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