Clarke’s goal for the weekend at Gleneagles is to “give myself an opportunity to place this Jug beside the opposite one” referring to the Senior Open Claret Jug trophy to the unique he received in 2011.
Within the short-term, it’s annoying for the Northern Irishman to should be a part of the committee to select a Ryder Cup captain but once more. However the Henrik Stenson scenario apart, he fears for the well being of the sport because the civil wars between the established excursions and the Saudi-backed LIV Golf proceed.
Darren Clarke desires a dialogue to start out inside golf to resolve its present issues, though it’s not going to essentially have an effect on him.
“I don’t should get away from (LIV Golf) as a result of I used to be by no means in it!” he stated. “It’s irrelevant for me.
“However only for the sake of the sport for some time it could be good if some dialogue might happen. That will be for the advantage of everybody.
“I’m not that good, I’m not concerned and it’s nothing to do with me. It’s a tragic state of affairs for the sport proper now so let’s hope it may be resolved somehow.”
Within the meantime, Clarke is loving main at eight-under on the King’s Course he remembers fondly from Bell’s Scottish Opens previous.
Usually crucial prior to now of the PGA Centenary Course, which has principally been in play for elite event golf for the previous 25 years, Clarke welcomed the return to James Braid’s basic structure.
“All of the Bell’s Scottish Opens I performed right here, you be taught the place to hit and the place to not,” he stated. “It’s been very helpful to recollect. But it surely’s simply fantastic to play once more on the Kings’.
“That is considered one of my favorite locations to return and play, the resort and every little thing concerning the place. I’ve had some nice occasions right here.”
The King’s is as linksy this week as he can keep in mind, although.
“There’s just a few flags that have been on the market at the moment as effectively that you simply simply can’t go after,” he stated after his second spherical 67. “You’ve received to hit away from these as effectively. So that they’re a bit bit linksy as effectively.
“With the fairways being pretty much as good as they’re, as tight as they’re, you’ll be able to actually nip one. So it offers you alternative.