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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Boys Amateur Championship. Clark (Eng) beat Garry Harvey (Scot) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final match. [Kilmarnock (Barassie) GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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