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Darren Clarke and Tiger Woods roar into form to roll back the years in golf tournaments

Ryder Cup captain hits two-under at Danish Open

Published 21/08/2015

Darren Clarke
Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke and Tiger Woods have both rediscovered their touch, producing superb displays on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Ryder Cup captain Clarke, from Dungannon, hit a two-under par 69 on the opening day of the Danish Open and the 47-year-old lies six shots behind leader David Horsey at the Himmerland course.

Woods raced back to form with a sparkling first round at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The 39-year-old former world number one needs to win this week to reach the end-of-season FedExCup Play-offs and a six-under-par 64 was ideal.

The 14-time major winner was delighted with the backing he received from the crowd.

"It was electric. The people have been fantastic, so nice and so supportive," he said.

OLIVIA Mehaffey kept alive her chances of a fourth major stroke-play title this year as she stayed in touch with the leaders in the British Ladies Open Championship at Moortown in Leeds yesterday.

The 17-year-old Scottish and Welsh Open stroke-play champion and the Irish girls title holder from Royal County Down returned a one-over-par 75 for a 36-hole total of 148-level par.

Olivia goes into the third round four strokes adrift of leader Aditi Ashok of India.

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