There are guys on tour who's putter is taller than Tim Clark, but the little South African who lives in Scottsdale has proven he can play with the best when he is on his game. 64,65 over the weekend proved just enough to edge out Jimmy Furyk (69) to win our national championship at -17 263 for only his 2nd PGA Tour win.
Listed at 5'7" he isn't very long off the tee, but this week featured a snappy short game and clutch putting to hold off the charging pack who were taking advantage of the soft conditions at Royal Montreal.Clark birdied 5 of the last 8 holes to close the deal. Justin Hicks was third at 13 under after a 64. Matt Kuchar (65), Michael Putnam (66) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (66) tied for fourth at 11 under.
Graham DeLaet was the top Canadian, closing with a 68 to tie for seventh at 10 under, Brad Fritsch ended up at -9.
Since starring in college at North Carolina State where he won the US Public Links in 1997 and was twice the NCAA East player of the year he has endured several injuries including bulging discs in his neck, but told us all during the week he has been swinging and playing better recently, and went out and showed us all how much better this week.
Colin Montgomerie never won a major in his illustrious pro career, coming into this week he was the winner of two in a row and in the end he finished 2nd at -5 !..and he wasn't the story ! Bernhard Langer absolutely lapped the field, maybe twice as he played Royal Portcawl and the wind like a fiddle while all the rest were strumming on their banjo's..
He won by 13 shots adding a closing 4-under 67 Sunday to his earlier rounds of 65-66-68 for an 18-under 266. Langer’s 13-stroke win is the largest margin of victory in a senior major, beating Hale Irwin’s 12-stroke win in the Senior PGA Championship in 1997 as they played in 4 rare days of sunshine on the Welsh coast.
At -2 Canada's Rick Gibson T3. Rod Spittle claimed a 21st place finish carding 70 in the final round, and 291 for the tournament.
Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles matches Sunday to capture the inaugural International Crown.
Sweden finished second in the tournament that began Thursday with 32 players from eight countries. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy
Points accumulated through Saturday were added to those amassed Sunday. Using the scoring system of two points for a win and one for a tie, the final order was: Spain (15 points), Sweden (11), South Korea (10), Japan (10), Thailand (9), United States (6), Taiwan (4) and Australia (3).
The Euro tour without many of it's stars rolled into Moscow and in the end it took a playoff to decide the winner. David Horsey sensationally forced and won a play-off with Damien McGrane to take the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club
The turning point came at the 17th where Horsey chipped in for eagle to catch McGrane
CANADIAN Womens Amateur
Team Canada’s Augusta James ran away with the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship on Friday winning by six strokes after a final round 2-under 69 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club.
James showed that she was in command early, firing a 3-under 32 to open up her final round. Her front-nine came on the heels of Thursday’s record-setting performance where she carded the lowest round in the championship’s 101-year-old history with an 8-under 63.