'If you don't try these things you don't know how good you are,' Clarke said at the South African Open. 'Playing at that standard every week, where it is a little bit higher over there, would be beneficial - but there are other things to be decided.
'The conditions are good, and the tournaments are great. It's where the majority of the world's best players are playing - and to test yourself you have to compete against the best all the time.'
Clarke began the 2000 season with a stunning 4&3 win over world No.1 Tiger Woods at the Andersen Consulting World Match Play. He pocketed $1 Million for his effort but added just one more win the rest of the year at the English Open.
'There is more money, but it's about competing against the best and trying to win tournaments.'
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