Clark Dennis

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Clark Dennis
Personal information
Full name Clark Sherwood Dennis
Born (1966-02-14) February 14, 1966 (age 52)
Houston, Texas
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
College University of Arkansas
Southern Methodist University
Turned professional 1986
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour Tour 1
European Senior Tour 3
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1995
U.S. Open T6: 1994
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 1998
Achievements and awards
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner

Clark Sherwood Dennis (born February 14, 1966) is an American professional golfer. He played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour from 1990 to 2000. He had one win on the Nationwide Tour and a best finish of tied for third place on the PGA Tour. He was tied for sixth in the 1994 U.S. Open. He qualified for the 2017 European Senior Tour where he had two tournament wins and won the John Jacobs Trophy as the leader of the Order of Merit.

Amateur career

Dennis played college golf at the University of Arkansas and Southern Methodist University. He turned professional in 1986.

Professional career

Dennis played on both the PGA Tour (1990–91, 1994–95, 1998–99) and Nationwide Tour (1993, 1996–97, 2000). His best finishes on the PGA Tour were a pair of T-3, at the 1990 Hawaiian Open and at the 1998 Kemper Open. His best finish on the Nationwide Tour was a win at the 1993 Nike Bakersfield Open. His best finish in a major was at the 1994 U.S. Open.[1]

Dennis finished in a tie for second place in the 2017 European Senior Tour qualifying school to gain his place on the tour.[2] Dennis played in the 2017 U.S. Senior Open[3] and the 2017 Senior Open Championship.[4] In September 2017 he had his first success on the European Senior Tour, winning the Senior Italian Open. The final round was abandoned because of a waterlogged course. Dennis and Peter Fowler were tied after two rounds and a playoff was arranged on the 18th hole, played as a par three from the fairway. Dennis won at the first playoff hole with a birdie. The following month he won the Dutch Senior Masters, his second win on the tour. He had six other top-5 finishes during the season and won the John Jacobs Trophy as the leader of the Order of Merit.[5]

In June 2018 he retained the Senior Italian Open. Rafael Gómez led by two strokes with one hole to play but bogeyed the final hole while Dennis made a birdie. Dennis then won at the first playoff hole after Gómez made another bogey. He had his second win of the season in December at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius where he was 23-under-par for the three rounds, winning by eight strokes.

Professional wins (7)

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 10, 1993 Nike Bakersfield Open −14 (64-69-69=202) Playoff United States Jim Furyk, United States Sonny Skinner

Other wins (2)

European Senior Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 10, 2017 Senior Italian Open −7 (67-70=137) Playoff Australia Peter Fowler
2 Oct 8, 2017 Dutch Senior Masters −2 (69-72-70=211) 1 stroke England Paul Eales, England Carl Mason,
Scotland Andrew Oldcorn
3 Jun 17, 2018 Senior Italian Open −13 (67-67-69=203) Playoff Argentina Rafael Gómez
4 Dec 9, 2018 MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius −23 (63-66-64=193) 8 strokes Sweden Magnus Persson Atlevi

Results in major championships

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT T43 T6 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT

Note: Dennis never played The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Results in senior major championships

Tournament 2017 2018
The Tradition
Senior PGA Championship 73
U.S. Senior Open CUT CUT
Senior Players Championship T14
The Senior Open Championship T31 T32
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See also


  1. ^ Bamberger, Michael (June 25, 2001). "Fresh Start: Clark Dennis nearly won the '94 Open. He was a different man at this one". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 94 no. 26. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "McGovern wins Q-School by six; dedicates victory to inspirational uncle". Irish Golf Desk. 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "U.S. Senior Open: Full Leader Board". USGA. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex: Entry List". European Senior Tour. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Clark Dennis awarded the John Jacobs Trophy". European Senior Tour. December 10, 2017.

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