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Secretary of State Congratulates Darren Clarke on Open Victory

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Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has congratulated Darren Clarke on winning the British Open Golf Championship today.

Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has congratulated Darren Clarke on winning the British Open Golf Championship today.

Mr Paterson said:

Congratulations to Darren Clarke on a great victory today.

His brilliant win completes a ‘hatrick’ of golfing triumphs for Northern Ireland, two US Open and the British Open, in just over a year.

As well as world class golfers there are world class golf courses in Northern Ireland and it would be great to see the Open played here.