Clarke Tending to Wifes Health

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Fresh off his first victory of the season at the Taiheiyo Masters in Japan, Darren Clarke is shutting it down the rest of the year because of his wife's health.
 
Clarke pulled out of the Nelson Mandela Invitational this week in South Africa and the Nedbank Challenge next week in Sun City, where the winner gets $2 million. He is not expected to play again until next year.
 
The nature of his wife's illness was not disclosed.
 
'Much as I am disappointed in having to withdraw from my obligations, I hope that everybody understands that it is vital I am with my wife and family at this time,'' Clarke said.
 
'Heather has been having problems, and we are determined to get to the bottom of them as quickly as possible.''
 
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