Clark disgruntled with playoff loss

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sports psychologists figure to have a field day with what Tim Clark said after he lost a playoff at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial: “I can’t take anything positive from today.”

I’ll take that as heat-of-the-moment frustration from a 33-year-old who has come so close but never has won on the PGA Tour. From someone who would’ve have won had he made a 9-footer on the 72nd hole and a 7-footer on the first playoff hole. From someone who lost to Steve Stricker on the second extra hole even though his approach hit the flagstick.

Trust me, second place and excellent play in Fort Worth will feel a lot better in a month or two than it did 10 minutes after conclusion.

Clark will win, and perhaps soon, if he remains a positive attitude. He’s too good, what with 35 top 10s in 184 starts, including seven seconds.

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