Born:Aug 26, 1954 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Leeds, W Yorks.
Occupation:Professional golfer; TV commentator
Played as the inaugural English Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Peter Baker (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Howard Clark (Eng), who recorded the last of his 11 European Tour wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the PLM Open (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Ossie Moore (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Clark (Eng), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Ljunghusens GC, Höllviken, nr Malmo, Sweden].
Played as the Moroccan Open (March 19-22; Eurpn Tr season opener; next played in 1992). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Clark (Eng). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the Cepsa Madrid Open. Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Clark (Eng). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open (May 15-18). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Clark (Eng), who eagled the final hole to claim victory. [No.1 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid; now called Real (Royal) La Moraleja].
Played as the World Cup of Golf (individual low score) (Nov 21-24). Second-placed Christy O'Connor Jr (Ire) finished 5 shots behind Clark (Eng), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Dan Halldorson & Dave Barr (Can). [Mountain course, La Quinta Resort, La Quinta, CA].
Played as the Glasgow Open (Aug 8-11). Clark (Eng) beat Sandy Lyle (Scot) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Haggs Castle GC, Glasgow, Scotland].
Played as the Jersey Open (June 13-16). Second-placed Warren Humphreys (Eng), Philip Parkin (Wales) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Clark (Eng), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
Played as the Cepsa Madrid Open. Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Clark (Eng). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Clark (Eng). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Madrid Open. Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Clark (Eng). Finishing 1 shot further back in third place was Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the Portuguese Open (Apr 12-15; European Tr season-opener). Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Howard Clark (Eng), who recorded the first of his 11 European Tour wins. [Penina Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Clark (Eng) beat Garry Harvey (Scot) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final match. [Kilmarnock (Barassie) GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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