Clark Has Odds in His Favor


The 2003 Reno-Tahoe Open will once again be played the same weekend as the star-studded WGC-NEC Invitational, but if anyone thinks that creates a lack of talent in the field, it couldn't be further from the truth.
Witness what happened at both the British Open and this past week's PGA Championship to figure out that the talent is so deep on the PGA Tour that literally dozens upon dozens of players are capable of cashing in on stardom.
This year Tim Clark will look to follow suit of last year's winner Chris Riley.
Riley, like Clark, had finished third in the PGA Championship and came into the Reno-Tahoe event full of confidence. He parlayed his new found confidence and a hot putter to outlast Jonathan Kaye for his first ever PGA Tour title.
Now Clark, who finished three shots behing winner Shaun Micheel and alone in third place, must use that formula to notch his first PGA Tour title.
Others in the field include two-time major winner and always a crowd favorite John Daly, 2002 Honda Classic champion Matt Kuchar, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic winner Shigeki 'The Smiling Assassin' Maruyama and young gun Ty Tryon.
If for any reason some of the players don't have enough personal pride motivation coming in to Reno-Tahoe, the $3,000,000 pot of gold - with $540,000 going to the winner - should give them some added incentive.
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