Clive Clark (golfer)

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Clive Clark
Personal information
Full nameClive Anthony Clark
Born (1945-06-27) 27 June 1945 (age 75)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Nationality England
ResidenceLa Quinta, California
SpouseLinda
ChildrenNone
Career
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1968
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1967

Clive Anthony Clark (born 27 June 1945) is an English professional golfer.

Clark was in a three way tie for the Brabazon Trophy, and finished as runner-up to Michael Bonallack in both The Amateur Championship and the English Amateur in 1965. He was coached from the age of 13 by Sid Wilson at the North Cliff Golf Course in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He turned professional after playing in the Walker Cup at the end of that year. Prior to the formation of the European Tour, he won several tournaments on the European circuit, including the John Player Trophy in 1970. He was also successful on the European Tour in its first few official seasons, finishing tenth on the European Tour Order of Merit in the tour's first official season in 1972. He was a member of the 1973 Great Britain & Ireland Ryder Cup team, but lost his only match. He left the European Tour in the late 1970s.

Clark has since worked as a commentator for the BBC and CBS, and as a golf course architect, often alongside fellow BBC golf analyst Peter Alliss. Clark has his golf course design company in Palm Desert, California and now resides in nearby La Quinta. His designs include Lake Winnipesaukee, Belgrade Lakes, Indian Wells Resort, The Hideaway, and Alcaidesa just outside Sotogrande, Spain.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1972 French Open United States Barry Jaeckel Lost to par on second extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T3 CUT T17 CUT T11 CUT CUT

Note: Clark only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1968, 1971 and 1974 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

External links[edit]