NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant, with offices in Ireland, has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Irish golf’s major winner Darren Clarke.

In addition to his win at the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Clarke is a three-time champion on the PGA Tour and 14-time winner on the European Tour.   Since joining the PGA Champions Tour he has added another three tournament winds to his roll of honour.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Darren to the NFP family and continue building a sponsorship program that reflects our values,” said Eric Boester, NFP’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“Darren’s character, global recognition and work to improve communities make him an ideal partner, and we look forward to working together to increase our impact in key areas.”

As part of the sponsorship, Clarke will wear the NFP logo on his left collar and participate in NFP events in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.

NFP has a direct presence in Dublin employing over 35 people, with ambitious plans to grow its presence further in the local Irish market. Clarke and NFP will also explore opportunities to collaborate on initiatives through the Darren Clarke Foundation, which brings the game of golf to young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to play.

“I am delighted to join the NFP family,” said Clarke. “It is a privilege to represent NFP on the PGA Tour Champions and throughout the world. I’m looking forward to working with NFP on joint initiatives that align with our shared priorities and have a meaningful impact on people.”

In partnering with NFP, Clarke joins a sponsorship portfolio that also includes golf great Jim Furyk, two Major League Soccer clubs (Austin FC and MLS Cup champion New York City FC), and Chelsea Piers, the operator of world-class sports and entertainment facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Connecticut.