Who's who in golf - Howard Clark


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Name: - Howard Clark
Country: - England
Born : - August 26th, 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), of which European Tour (11).


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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

1988Men EuropeEnglish OpenRoyal Birkdale279 (-9)£30,000
Played as the English Open. Second-placed Peter Baker (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Clark (Eng). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1987Men EuropeMoroccan OpenRoyal Dar Es Salam284£27,500
Played as the Moroccan Open. Won by Howard Clark (Eng).
1987Men EuropePLM OpenLjunghusens271x
Played as the PLM Open. Won by Howard Clark (Eng).
1986Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro274 (-14)£20,000
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].
1986Men EuropeSpanish OpenLa Moraleja272 (-16)£25,000
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Clark (Eng). [No.1 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid].
1985Men EuropeGlasgow OpenHaggs Castle274 (-6)£15,000
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].
1985Men EuropeJersey OpenLa Moye279 (-1)£12,490
Played as the Jersey Open. Second-placed Warren Humphreys (Eng), Philip Parkin (Wales) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Clark (Eng). [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
1985Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)La Quinta Resort, Cal272 (-16)$25,000
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].
1984Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club204 (-12)£25,000
Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship. Second-placed Gordon J. Brand (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2-shots behind Clark (Eng). Event shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1984Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro274 (-14)£14,188
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].
1978Men EuropeMadrid OpenPuerta de Hierro282 (-6)£4,067
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].
1978Men EuropePortugal OpenPenina291 (-1)£5,000
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].
1971Men AmateurBritish Amateur (Boys)Kilmarnock (Barassie)6 & 5amateur
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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