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“I was on the chipping green and that’s where Darren was with a good amateur player from back then, Paddy Gribben,” added the four-time major winner. He’d been on a great run, having just won the [Accenture] Match Play against Tiger Woods earlier that year, so it was a great birthday.” As a direct consequence of that chance meeting, Mc Ilroy was taken under the umbrella of Clarke’s Foundation.It aims to nurture young talent in Ireland and few have displayed more natural talent when it comes to the Royal & Ancient game, of course, than Mc Ilroy.Everything is very precise with Darren, including his clothes." Darren Clarke's status as a major winner and his bold personality are seen as an ideal combination to lead the team for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota, in 2016.



"I've received a lot of positive comments and I'd like to say thank you for those, but I'm not ready to walk off the course just yet.I’ve never experienced a loss in the Ryder Cup before and obviously that’s the goal again this week.”Before heading off for his first look at Hazeltine, Mc Ilroy was asked if he’d been reminded that this Ryder Cup is being played in the Central Time Zone in the US, a reference to the fact he’d almost missed his singles tee time at Medinah four years ago after claiming his alarm had been set on Eastern Standard Time.“Yeah, I’ve already set my watch,” he replied, smiling.“My 10th birthday present was a Cleveland Rusty Wedge – the in thing at the time – and my dad [Gerry] taking me up to Portrush to play the Valley Course,” said Mc Ilroy as he became the first of the 24 players involved in the event’s 41st staging to pay a visit to the media centre at Hazeltine.

“My birthday couldn’t really have gotten any better then, all of a sudden, I met Darren Clarke for the first time.”For all that Mc Ilroy has since eclipsed the achievements of his fellow Northern Irishman, he remembers it as though it happened yesterday.

"When Darren puts his mind to something he is committed," she said. "His physique is down to working hard over the last year with Jamie after he met with him at a charity golf event and they struck up a relationship.