31 Dec '11, 7am

Darren Clarke named OBE, Rory McIlroy named MBE on Queen Elizabeth's Year-End Honours List #pga #golf

Darren Clarke named OBE, Rory McIlroy named MBE on Queen Elizabeth's Year-End Honours List #pga #golf

LONDON -- Few three-inch bogey putts are greeted quite as uproariously as the one that secured the 140th British Open for Darren Clarke. The popular Northern Irishman won a place in hearts around the world last summer as he defied the odds to win the most coveted prize in golf at the age of 42. Now, five months on, he has been recognized in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year Honors List by being named an Office of the British Empire (OBE). Clarke’s fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy also was honored, as he was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE) on the New Year Honors List. The Orders of the British Empire honors were conceived during World War I as a way to acknowledge outstanding service to the war effort, and later were expanded to recognize British citizens making outstanding contributions in their specific fields or professions. The three ranks are Commander of the ...

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