British Open

The Most Unlikely British Open Champs

With two of the world's best players (Adam Scott and Justin Rose) winning the first two major championships of 2013, perhaps the British Open is due to have another surprising winner. We look at the players who were able to break through unexpectably at golf's oldest major

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Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke, 2011

Despite his reputation as a world-class player, Clarke wasn't on anyone's radar at Royal St George's having not finished in the top 10 of a major championship in more than a decade. But with one of the best ball-striking weeks of his life, Clarke won by three shots to keep alive an incredible stretch in majors by players from Northern Ireland.
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