Both golfers have had a remarkable 2011. McIlroy won the US Open in April after displaying an astounding level of talent and focus throughout the tournament. He is the youngest person to have won in 88 years and will be honoured with an MBE.
'It is quite humbling to be included in such a list of worthy recipients. Many people on the honours list have made huge personal sacrifices and contributed significantly to society during their lives. I feel very fortunate to be in their company'
- Rory McIlroy
Darren Clarke walked away from the British Open with the tournament trophy and will receive an OBE.
'It is a great honour and a fantastic way to end a great year. I am very proud for me and my family. The OBE is certainly a massive honour for me and I feel very privileged to have been given it'
- Darren Clarke
Congratulations to both golfers!