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Editor's Viewpoint: Clarke's fighting fit

Darren Clarke is a changed man. The golfing superstar, famed for liking a pint and a cigar and comfortable in his quite ample skin, is now hitting the fitness trail seriously. He knows that is one way to prolong his career now that he is an Open winner and reaping the financial rewards that it accrues.

But perhaps his fiancee Alison Campbell is another reason. They are a glamorous couple much in demand by photographers at every celebrity event they attend. Maybe Darren, like another sporting star, Shane Warne, is creating a new image to go along with his new love. Whatever the reason, life is certainly looking good for the big - but getting smaller - Dungannon man.

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