No stone was left unturned when Darren Clarke regaled a crowd with tales of his life on Tuesday at Newport Beach Country Club.

As the guest of honor for the Hoag Classic’s annual kickoff event, Breakfast with a Champion, Clarke answered questions for more than an hour from Hoag Classic Chairman Emeritus Hank Adler. Clarke, from Northern Ireland, is competing in the three-day PGA TOUR Champions tournament, which starts Friday.