Clarke narrates his own story across five episodes, from his roots in Northern Ireland to major championship success
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Darren Clarke’s Sunday victory at the 2022 Senior Open was yet another milestone in the Northern Irishman’s life and career as one of the most beloved players in professional golf – a lifetime captured in the latest season of My Roots, now streaming exclusively on NBC Sports Next’s GolfPass.
Across five episodes, Clarke recounts growing up amid “The Troubles” of Northern Ireland in the 1970s and the perspectives it provided, which set him on his way to an eventual professional golfing career. My Roots reveals how Clarke’s golfing journey began, his start as a junior golfer and the challenges he faced when he arrived in the U.S. to play college golf at Wake Forest University. The series also follows Clarke’s professional career and covers his relationship with Tiger Woods, his reputation as a partier, his major championship victories, as well as the compelling storylines that always surrounded his play at the Ryder Cup, including the drama at the K Club in 2016 following the death of his first wife to cancer.
GOLFPASS HELPS GOLFERS PLAY MORE AND BETTER GOLF: My Roots is included in a vast library of original video content available exclusively as part of a GolfPass membership, which features titles like On Tour/On Course, The Conor Moore Show, My Daily Routine, and more. GolfPass also offers a vast instructional library featuring more than 4,500 video titles, including The Golf Fix, with host Devan Bonebrake; Lessons with a Champion Golfer; and Build a Better Game – all hosted by top instructors like Martin Hall, Chris Como and Michael Bannon, as well as golf fitness expert Don Saladino. Developed in partnership between global golf superstar Rory McIlroy and NBC Sports Next – the innovation and technology division of NBC Sports – GolfPass is designed for today’s golfer and is the only digital golf membership that delivers exclusive content and comprehensive tee-time benefits designed to help every type of golfer – from beginner to expert – play more and better golf. A GolfPass membership is available in North America at GolfPass.com, in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland at GolfPass.co.uk, and in Australia at www.GolfPass.com.au. The GolfPass membership also is available via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.
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