A great new major champion starts this week’s What It Means:
1) Kudos to Darren Clarke on a fantastic victory at The Open Championship today. His par putt at 1 set the tone and the eagle at 7 gave him the lead for good and he never looked back. For someone that’s been in a pretty pronounced slump over the last couple years, a breakout major win at age 42 is fantastic.
It sure seems like the country of Northern Ireland is having their greatest sporting moment in a long time, if not ever, and we are now 3/4 of the way to the Chubby Chandler (Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, and Clarke’s manager) slam.