Who's who: Howard Clark

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Who's who: Howard Clark

  • Name:

    Howard Clark
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Aug 26, 1954 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Leeds, W Yorks.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; TV commentator
  • Turned Pro:

    1973

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1973). Ryder Cup player (1977, '81, '85, '87, '89, '95). Total professional wins (13), including European Tour (11).

Did you know?

Howard Clark is one of the leading on-course commentators for Sky Sports golf coverage. He is a keen fan Leeds United FC. His most memorable golfing moment was a hole-in-one at the 1995 Ryder Cup.

Top tournaments won by Howard Clark

1988
Europe
279 (-9)
£30,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1987
Europe
284 (-8)
£27,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

£27,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

1987
Europe
271 (-17)
£24,200
PLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£24,200

Title sponsor

PLM

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].

1986
Europe
272 (-16)
£25,000
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Peugeot

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].

1986
Europe
274 (-14)
£20,000
Cepsa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£20,000

Title sponsor

Cepsa

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].

1985
Europe
274 (-6)
£15,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1985
Europe
279 (-1)
£12,490
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Venue

La Moye

Score

279 (-1)

Prize money

£12,490

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1984
Europe
204 (-12)
£25,000
Whyte & Mckay

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

£25,000

Title sponsor

Whyte & Mckay

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].

1984
Europe
274 (-14)
£14,188
Cepsa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£14,188

Title sponsor

Cepsa

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].

1978
Europe
291 (-1)
£5,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Venue

Penina

Score

291 (-1)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£4,067

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Clark, Howard

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

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