BBC Sport - The Open 2016: Clarke hopes to improve on opening level-par 71 at Troon

Clarke hopes to improve on opening 71

Former Open champion Darren Clarke says that he hopes to improve on his opening round of level-par 71 at this year's tournament at Royal Troon.

"I didn't play particularly well and struggled on the back nine but I hit some decent shots and used a bit of my links experience," said Clarke.

"I kept the ball low and made a really good couple of ups and downs to finish the day," added the Northern Irishman.

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