18 Jul 2011

Clarke thanks Chubby after win

8:59 am on 18 July 2011

Darren Clarke held his nerve to clinch victory at the British Open this morning, becoming the oldest winner of the championship in 44 years as he ended his long wait for a Major.

The 42-year-old Northern Irishman kept his cool in demanding conditions to card a level-par 70, leaving him five under for the tournament and three strokes clear of Americans Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.

After being presented with the Claret Jug for the first time in 20 attempts, Clarke made special mention of his long-time agent and good friend Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler.