WATCH: This has to be one of the most emotional moments in sporting history

Setting the scene, the 2006 Ryder Cup:

 
Darren Clarke lost his wife Heather to cancer shortly after the 2006 year’s Open Championship, with Clarke subsequently halting all his playing commitments. This decision changed when a wildcard selection enabled him to make the Ryder Cup and fulfil Heather’s dying wish that he should play.
 

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Darren Clarke’s wife passed away in 2006.

 
What followed was a performance that will go down in Ryder Cup history. Clarke secured a win in each of his three matches, providing a precious contribution to Europe’s 18½-9½ win.

The Irish crowd gave him a phenomenal reception as walked to play his first game.
 


 
The support shown from the American team was a testament to the fraternity that exists amongst professional golfers. The scenes that followed Darren’s round were heartwarming.
 
 
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