“His hair is almost all gray now, the result of a 42-year-old who has gone through more hard times than he cares to remember, the worst of it losing his wife to cancer five years ago.

“Bad times in golf are more frequent than the good times,” he said. “I’ve always been pretty hard on myself when I fail because I don’t find it very easy to accept that. And there’s times I’ve been completely and utterly fed up with the game.”

The advice from friends, family and agent Chubby Chandler were always the same.

“Get out there and practice and keep going, keep going, keep going,” Clarke said. “And that’s why I’m sitting here now.””  by Doug Ferguson Associated Press Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011

Leadership Life Lesson:   HUGE!   Clarke — a very long shot to win! — but kept going even with a not-so-hot attitude at times.   Don’t quit on your dream!

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