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The Old Man and the TPC
MICHAEL BAMBERGER
May 17, 2010
Thanks to a brilliant closing round, Tim Clark finally picked up his first PGA Tour win, but this Players will be remembered for the class he showed in victory and the travails of the game's biggest stars
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May 17, 2010

The Old Man And The Tpc

Thanks to a brilliant closing round, Tim Clark finally picked up his first PGA Tour win, but this Players will be remembered for the class he showed in victory and the travails of the game's biggest stars

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The old man had spent his life at sea, fishing with crews from foreign ports. His working eye went to other names: Westwood, from England; Tim Clark, from South Africa; Robert Allenby, from New Zealand; Francisco Molinari, from Italy; Fredrik Jacobson, from Sweden.

"Let us see if Lee Westwood is selling ice cream today," the old man said.

"The white pants," the boy said. "Good one, old man."

They were starting to understand each other.

When Westwood made a bogey on 14, the boy said, "That's a shame."

They started to follow Clark. "I'm taller than that guy," the boy said.

"No," the old man said. "He is a short man with a long putter and a big heart."

"How do you know that?" the boy asked.

"Ken Schoefield said it on Golf Channel," the old man said.

They watched Clark play the final two holes. The 17th green is surrounded by a pond, and the left side of the 18th hole is lined by water.

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