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Clark Finally Wins in the US

Posted on: May 10, 2010

Tim Clark

Tim Clark of South Africa finally captured his first PGA tour victory in the United States on Sunday at The Players Championship.  Clark posted a 16 under par 272 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass which finished one shot ahead of Robert Allenby, who hasn’t won on the PGA tour since 2001.  That was the year that Allenby won two of his first four titles.  Allenby posted a two under par 70 the final day to just fall short of Tim Clark.  Clark has finished second place eight times on the PGA tour since he gained his tour card in the year 2000.  He has won three times on the European tour, twice which were in South Africa.  The 2005 Barclays British Open was his last victory.  Clark shot a final round of 67 on the treacherous day at TPC when the greens were brown and firm.  There was only one other score in the 60’s that day and it was David Love III with a 68.  Clark played flawless golf, going 11 under on the last 36 holes when he trailed the leader Lee Westwood by seven shots going into the third round.  With the victory and a shiny trophy, Clark earned $1.71 million dollars.  “Part of me is a bit disappointed because now no one’s going to talk about me,” said Clark, who was 16-under for the week. “Yeah, it’s been a long time. I think the only thing that kept me sane is that I won overseas.”

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