Clarke wins first Champions title

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Darren Clarke won the TimberTech Champions on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title, two-putting for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk and Bernhard Langer.

Clarke hit his second shot on 18 to 30 feet and rolled his eagle try just past the hole. After Furyk missed a 20-foot eagle try, Clarke tapped in for a 4-under 68 and the breakthrough victory in his 40th senior start.

"I've had a lot of opportunities the last few years, so it's great to finally win one," Clarke said. "I wouldn't be working this hard if I didn't think I could still win."


Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $1,493,737
2 Ernie Els $1,466,838
3 Kevin Sutherland $1,226,807
4 Miguel Angel Jimenez $1,120,079
5 Scott Parel $1,031,908
6 Jerry Kelly $980,978
7 Jim Furyk $933,200
8 Woody Austin $876,401
9 Robert Karlsson $862,768
10 Retief Goosen $775,224
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