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Darren Clarke's two boys are hot on his heels for golfing stardom

By Amanda Ferguson

Meet Tyrone and Conor Clarke.

They are of course the sons of Dungannon's major-winning golf champion Darren Clarke and the teenagers appear to be following in the 2011 Open winner's shoes recording impressive scores on the golf course.

Tyrone (16) and Conor (14) lost their mother Heather who passed away in 2006 following a battle with breast cancer.

When Clarke, now married to model agent Alison Clarke nee Campbell, lifted the Claret Jug at the 2011 Open – his first major win – he dedicated the victory to his two children and his late wife.

"In terms of what's going through my heart, there's obviously somebody who is watching from up above there, and I know she'd be very proud of me.

"But I think she'd be more proud of our two boys and them at home watching more than anything else. It's been a long journey to get here," he said at the time.

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