Tim Clark, of South Africa, has won Golf’s USPGA Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass after the long-time leader Lee Westwood fell away with an uncharacteristically poor back nine.
Clark shot a final round 67 to finish the Championship on -16, just one shot ahead of Australian Robert Allenby on -15.
Brit golfer Lee Westwood had lead the tournament since the second round, but shot a poor back nine, which included a bogey and a double-bogey, before eventually finishing four shots from the lead after a disappointing 74.
Clark, by contrast, finished with a final two rounds of 66-67 to lift Golf’s richest prize.
Tiger Woods retired with a neck injury, though, at the time, he was off the pace at two under, while Phil Mickelson, this year’s form player in the USPGA, shot a poor 74 to finish on -7 when a good round would have put him well in the frame once more.
Players Championship Final Standings
- 1) Clark (South Africa) -16
- 2) Allenby (Australia) -15
- 3) Glover (USA) -14
- 4) Crane (USA) -12
- 4) Love III (USA) -12
- 4) Slocum (USA) -12
- 4) Van Pelt (USA) -12
- 4) Westwood (UK) -12
- 9) Molinari (Italy) -11
- 10) Jacobsen (Sweden) -9
- 10) Romero (Argentina) -9
- 10) Stroud (USA) -9