Clarke edges Choi for Stanford title

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Darren Clarke won the Stanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

Clarke, the 53-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland, closed with a 5-under 65 at Minnehaha Country Club, birdieing the par-4 18th to match Choi and Steve Flesch at 12-under 198.

"It's nice to get back in the winner's circle again," Clarke said. "In the playoff you never know what's going to happen, anybody can make birdie and luckily it was my day today."


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