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Catching up with Darren Clarke...

April 30, 2009 surely easier than keeping up with Darren Clarke, as this story in the Independent demonstrates.

Clark says, "'I'm working like a trouper. I'm far from done yet."

The end of the story notes Clarke's desire to captain the European Ryder Cup team one day, preferably in the U.S., where, "The American crowds have always taken to me, maybe because I smoke a cigar, have a pint..."

Or, as the writer Brian Viner notes, "A pint, in fact, for every year of his life during the two-day celebration of his 40th birthday last August."

For the mathematically challenged, that's 20 pints each day.

-- John Strege