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Tim Clark Comes Up Big

Who says the International Team is overmatched at The Presidents Cup? The US holds a one point lead but the momentum may have shifted to The Internationals on the eighteenth green. Two of the smaller players for the Internationals closed out the matches with eagles on eighteen. Mike Weir’s eagle on the last allowed him and his partner, Ernie Els to beat Jim Furyk and Anthony Kim. The shot of the day, actually the whole tournament so far belongs to Tim Clark. Clark and his partner, Vijay Singh, went into eighteen all square with Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink. Clark averaged 278 yards in driving distance this year. The rest of the foursome all averaged well over 290. Clark was at the outer edge of range after his drive, he had over 250 yards to the hole. The diminutive South African unleashed a monster of a shot. His three wood rolled up to fourteen feet from the hole. He sank the eagle to win the match and show up the big, long drivers. It was three great shots that stole the hole and may be the spark that The Internationals need. That’s the beauty of this competition. You never know who’s going to step up and make his mark. Clark did that on eighteen. Let’s hear it for the short hitters!

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