10 May 2010

Clarke wins Players Championship

11:40 am on 10 May 2010

The South African golfer Tim Clark has won the Players Championship tournament in Florida.

Clark surged through the field with a final round five-under-par 67 to win by a stroke from Australian Robert Allenby.

American Lucas Glover was another stroke back in third, while overnight leader Lee Westwood slipped down the leaderboard to a tie of fifth after a two over par 74.

It is Clark's first PGA tour win.

World number one Tiger Woods withdrew during his final round with a neck injury.

The Players Championship is considered the unofficial fifth major.