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. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Clark (Eng). [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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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