On This Day - July 17 2011 - Darren Clarke wins the Open Championship

Darren Clarke celebrates Open Championship success

On This Day

1979: Coe first broke the world mile record in Oslo, knocking 0.4 seconds off John Walker's four-year-old mark to set a new time of three minutes 48.95 seconds.

1998: Celtic named Jozef Venglos as their new manager, while Liverpool announced Gerard Houllier would share managerial duties with Roy Evans.

2004: Fermanagh beat Cork 0-18 to 0-11 in the All-Ireland SFC qualifying series.

2009: World number one Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Open Championship at Turnberry.

2011: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke became the oldest Open champion since 1967 at the age of 42, winning by three shots at Royal St George's, Sandwich.

2013: Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, although they denied they had offered either Juan Mata or David Luiz in part exchange.

2015: Fabian Delph joined Manchester on a five-year deal less than a week after publicly committing his future to Aston Villa.


Bob Taylor (cricket) - former Derbyshire and England wicketkeeper, born 1941.

Carlos Alberto (soccer) - captained Brazil to their World Cup win in 1970, born 1944.

Eduardo Romero (golf) - Argentinian player who won the Scottish Open in 2002 to become the third-oldest winner on the European Tour, born 1954.

Kim Barnett (cricket) - former Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1960.

Jaap Stam (soccer) - former Manchester United, Lazio, AC Milan and Holland defender, now manager of Reading, born 1972.

Andre Adams (cricket) - former Nottinghamshire and New Zealand all-rounder, born 1975.

Marcos Senna (soccer) - Former Villarreal and Spain midfielder, born 1976.

Quick Quiz Blitz

1 In what year did Novak Djokovic win his first grand slam title?

2 In what year did Great Britain's men's 4x100m relay team last win Olympic gold?

3 Where did Rory McIlroy win his Open Championship

4 Which English Football League club play their home games at Blundell Park?

5 How many Super Bowl rings does New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have?

Sport on TV

Today (Sunday, July 17)

GAA: The Sunday Game Live  - RTE One: Donegal v Tyrone & Dublin v Westmeath; RTE Two: 21.30 The Sunday Game

GOLF: The Open - Sky Sports 4 0730, eir Sport 1 0855; PGA Tour, Barbasol Championship - Sky Sports 4 2130.

CRICKET: Fourth day of the first Investec Test from Lord's - Sky Sports 2 1030.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1130 and 1630, ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

TENNIS: Davis Cup, Serbia v Great Britain - BBC One 1345, Eurosport 2 1345; German Open - Sky Sports 5 1400.

FOOTBALL: FA WSL, Chelsea v Arsenal - BT Sport 1 1430; Euro Under-19s Championship, Austria v Germany - Eurosport 1 1815; MLS, Montreal Impact v New York City FC, Philadelphia Union v New York Red Bulls - Sky Sports 5 2155.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 3 1300 and 1900

MOTOR CYCLING: MotoGP Grand Prix of Germany - BT Sport 2 1245 BASEBALL: MLB - BT Sport 1 1800 and 2100; New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport//ESPN 0100 (Mon).

Tomorrow (Monday, July 18)

CRICKET: Fifth day of the first Investec Test from Lord's England v Pakistan - Sky Sports 2 1030.

CYCLING: Tour de France stage 16 - Eurosport 1 1315, ITV4 1400.

TENNIS: ATP Tour, Citi Open - Sky Sports 4 2100.

FOOTBALL: Euro Under-19s, England v Croatia - Eurosport 2 1045.

DARTS: World Matchplay - Sky Sports 2 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).

Answers: 1 2008; 2 2004; 3 Royal Liverpool; 4 Grimsby; 5 Four.


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