Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport Timmy Dooley TD has described The Open champion Darren Clarke as “an exceptionally talented golfer and another great ambassador for Ireland”.
 
“This is a fantastic win for Darren and another great day for Irish golf.”
 
“Following Rory McIlroy’s great success at the US Open and Graeme McDowell’s US Open win last year, Irish golf is clearly at an all time high.
 
“All three men are great ambassadors for their sport and Ireland.  I know Tourism Ireland is putting a deal of effort behind its promotion of Ireland following on from this success and reinforce the status of Irish golf and its tourism potential around the world.
 
“I wish Darren all the best and many congratulations on his long awaited and well earned win.”