Clarke weds former model in Bahamas

British Open champion Darren Clarke has married his fiancee Alison Campbell in a small beach wedding in the Bahamas.

British Open champion Darren Clarke has married his fiancee Alison Campbell in a small beach wedding in the Bahamas.

The 43-year-old Northern Irishman made the announcement on his website, revealing that former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell - who introduced the couple to each other through a blind date - was present at the ceremony along with members of Clarke's family and agent Chubby Chandler.

Clarke says it was a ''pretty stunning occasion, as well as a very happy one.''

Clarke has previously credited his partner with putting his life ''back on track'' following the death of his first wife Heather in 2006 after a battle with breast cancer.

Clarke became one of the British Open's most popular champions when he won at Royal St. George's last year.

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