What in the world is going on? Let’s go back and look at what has transpired this week.
1. CJ Leslie re-commits to the Wolfpack and signs his LOI.
2. Chancellor Randy Woodson announces that Lee Fowler will no longer be the athletic director after June 30, 2010.
3. So much enthusiasm and positive energy, not to mention positive press, is surrounding the Wolfpack nation.
And to finish it off, former Wolfpack golfer Tim Clark won the Players Championship today at Sawgrass. It is Clark’s first ever victory on the PGA Tour, although it is his fourth worldwide title. The tournament is the generally known as the 5th major, and has the largest purse of any tournament. Clark, who shot 66-67 on the weekend, made the largest weekend comeback ever to win the Players Championship.
Clark had played in 205 PGA tournaments without a victory. He had 8 runner-up finishes to his credit. He was generally considered the best player on tour without a victory. He was second at the Masters a few years ago and finished second last year at the Colonial, losing in a playoff.
The purse at the Players Championship this year was $9.5 million. Clark walked away with a cool $1.71 million.
He started the day 3 shots behind Lee Westwood, but starting on the 7th hole, birdied 5 of the next 6 holes to take the lead he would never relinquish. Once he made a 8 footer for par on 18, he had to wait to watch the last couple of groups come in to see if his 16 under would hold up for a victory or if he would be in a playoff. Lucas Glover, Westwood, and finally, Robert Allenby, all tried to match Clark’s score, but all fell short.
Fellow competitors are very happy for Clark, who all knew he would enter the winner’s circle soon, but didn’t know when it would happen.
“You wouldn’t find one guy in the locker room that wouldn’t say he was going to win soon, and he deserves it,” Glover said.
Congratulations Tim Clark! Wolfpack Nation is proud of you!