• Darren Clarke meets The Queen at Buckingham palace to be awarded his OBE.
  • Clarke said it was a huge honour to be given the OBE.
  • Clarke's biggest win came in 2011 when he claimed the Open Championship at St Georges.
  • And he celebrated in true Darren Clarke style, with a Guinness.
  • Clarke had hardly slept when he posed with the Claret Jug he finally got his hands on after 20 years of trying.
  • Clarke's emotional 2006 Ryder Cup display at the K Club came just six weeks after his wife Heather passed away.
  • Clarke received a heroe's welcome in Ireland after being given a wild card by Ian Woosnam.
  • Somehow Clarke managed to claim three points from three matches despite his huge personal tragedy.
  • Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood formed a great partnership starting at the 1997 Ryder Cup at Valderrama.
  • Clarke is known for his love of cigars, even at a practice round before the 1999 Ryder Cup at Brookline.
  • The likeable Northern Irishman is also known for being relaxed at all times.
  • Clarke has now been vice-captain twice and here helps out Westwood at Celtic Manor.
  • And now helping Thomas Bjorn celebrate victory in Wales.
  • Clarke never shows any signs of tension even in the Ryder Cup - relaxing at Medinah despite the drama.
  • Helping out Olazabal in Chicago and Clarke's tipped to be a captain soon.
  • Clarke married second wife Alison in April 2012.
  • Clarke has 22 tournament wins worldwide to his name.
  • Clarke has a close relationship with manager Chubby Chandler.
  • Clarke shows off his OBE at Buckingham Palace.

Darren Clarke OBE

Darren Clarke meets The Queen at Buckingham palace to be awarded his OBE.