Jimmy Clark (golfer)

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Jimmy Clark
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name James C. Clark, Jr.
Born c. 1922
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T33: 1954
U.S. Open T44: 1963
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1953

James C. Clark, Jr. (born c. 1922)[1] was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s; and on the Senior PGA Tour in the early 1980s.

A native of Abingdon, Virginia,[2] Clark turned professional in 1946. He won two PGA Tour events, both in 1952. In his first win at the Azalea Open, Clark defeated George Fazio and Jim Turnesa by three strokes with a four-day total of 272 (16-under-par).[1][2][3] He was runner-up to Doug Sanders by four strokes at the Greater Greensboro Open in 1963.[4] His best finish in a major was T-33 at The Masters in 1954.[5]

Clark last played on the Senior Tour in 1983.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 30, 1952 Azalea Open –16 (66-71-67-68=272) 3 strokes United States George Fazio, United States Jim Turnesa
2 Aug 24, 1952 Fort Wayne Open –16 (70-66-67-66=272) Playoff United States Jim Turnesa

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1952 Fort Wayne Open United States Jim Turnesa Won 18-hole playoff (Clark:69, Turnesa:70)
2 1955 Baton Rouge Open United States Billy Maxwell, United States Bo Wininger Wininger won 18-hole playoff (Wininger:67, Clark:70, Maxwell:71)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jimmy Clark Wins Azalea Open With 272 Total
  2. ^ a b "Jimmy Clark Romps To First Win in Azalea Tournament". Rock Hill(SC)Herald. March 31, 1952. 
  3. ^ "Sport: Who Won". Time. April 7, 1952. 
  4. ^ "Today in Golf History: April 14". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  5. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

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