Darren Clarke wins in Hawaii in initial PGA Tour Champions event of 2021

Darren Clarke built his debut in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship on the PGA Tour Champions this year and took to the study course appropriate away, submitting a 63 in Thursday’s opening round at Hualalai Golf Program in Hawaii.

He was genuinely fantastic in Saturday’s closing round, far too, torching the back again 9 with six birdies en route to a 64. He stuffed his strategy on 16 to about two toes, placing up a birdie, and then drained a 50-foot putt on 17 for a different birdie which opened up a two-shot guide around Retief Goosen.

When Goosen afterwards parred the 18th gap, Clarke could cruise property. He tapped in for par on the previous to acquire by two shots.

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Clarke’s get past November in the TimberTech Championship in Boca Raton, Florida, was his first any place since the 2011 Open Championship. But visa problems meant he had to be out the U.S. three times later so was unable to vacation to the Phoenix Country Club for the closing celebration of 2020, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

So Clarke went residence for the holiday seasons for an prolonged crack and now, right after that 9-yr victory drought, has two wins in his final two starts.

Bernhard Langer finished tied for 17th and maintains his guide in the Charles Schwab Cup factors race. Miguel Angel Jimenez, the event’s defending champion, concluded tied for 17th. Hale Irwin, who designed his 25th start off at Hualalai, finished last in the 42-man discipline.

The PGA Tour Champions kicked off the 2021 part of its routine at the 4 Seasons Resort alongside the Kona-Kohala coastline. The 24-calendar year-outdated Jack Nicklaus-intended study course not too long ago underwent a substantial renovation but the venue retained a streak alive: Hualalai became the first course to host a Champions event 25 consecutive yrs.