|Full name||Clark Sherwood Dennis|
|Born||February 14, 1966|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|College||University of Arkansas|
Southern Methodist University
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
PGA Tour Champions
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Korn Ferry Tour||1|
|European Senior Tour||5|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1995|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1998|
|U.S. Open||T6: 1994|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
Clark Sherwood Dennis (born February 14, 1966) is an American professional golfer. He played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour from 1990 to 2000. He had one win on the Nationwide Tour and a best finish of tied for third place on the PGA Tour. He was tied for sixth in the 1994 U.S. Open. He qualified for the 2017 European Senior Tour where he had two tournament wins and won the John Jacobs Trophy as the leader of the Order of Merit.
Dennis played on both the PGA Tour (1990–91, 1994–95, 1998–99) and Nationwide Tour (1993, 1996–97, 2000). His best finishes on the PGA Tour were a pair of T-3, at the 1990 Hawaiian Open and at the 1998 Kemper Open. His best finish on the Nationwide Tour was a win at the 1993 Nike Bakersfield Open. His best finish in a major was at the 1994 U.S. Open.
Dennis finished in a tie for second place in the 2017 European Senior Tour qualifying school to gain his place on the tour. Dennis played in the 2017 U.S. Senior Open and the 2017 Senior Open Championship. In September 2017 he had his first success on the European Senior Tour, winning the Senior Italian Open. The final round was abandoned because of a waterlogged course. Dennis and Peter Fowler were tied after two rounds and a playoff was arranged on the 18th hole, played as a par three from the fairway. Dennis won at the first playoff hole with a birdie. The following month he won the Dutch Senior Masters, his second win on the tour. He had six other top-5 finishes during the season and won the John Jacobs Trophy as the leader of the Order of Merit.
In June 2018 he retained the Senior Italian Open. Rafael Gómez led by two strokes with one hole to play but bogeyed the final hole while Dennis made a birdie. Dennis then won at the first playoff hole after Gómez made another bogey. He had his second win of the season in December at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius where he was 23-under-par for the three rounds, winning by eight strokes.
Professional wins (8)
Nike Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Oct 10, 1993||Nike Bakersfield Open||−14 (64-69-69=202)||Playoff||Jim Furyk, Sonny Skinner|
Nike Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1993||Nike Bakersfield Open||Jim Furyk, Sonny Skinner||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (2)
- 1988 Nevada State Open
- 1992 Texas State Open
European Senior Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 10, 2017||Senior Italian Open||−7 (67-70=137)||Playoff||Peter Fowler|
|2||Oct 8, 2017||Dutch Senior Masters||−2 (69-72-70=211)||1 stroke|| Paul Eales, Carl Mason,|
|3||Jun 17, 2018||Senior Italian Open (2)||−13 (67-67-69=203)||Playoff||Rafael Gómez|
|4||Dec 9, 2018||MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius||−23 (63-66-64=193)||8 strokes||Magnus Persson Atlevi|
|5||Jul 21, 2019||WINSTONgolf Senior Open||−15 (70-68-63=201)||1 stroke||José María Olazábal|
European Senior Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||2017||Senior Italian Open||Peter Fowler||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2018||Sharjah Senior Golf Masters||Peter Fowler, Thaworn Wiratchant||Wiratchant won with par on fourth extra hole|
Fowler eliminated by par on first hole
|3||2018||Senior Italian Open||Rafael Gómez||Won with par on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
Note: Dennis never played The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Results in senior major championships
|Senior PGA Championship||73|
|U.S. Senior Open||CUT||CUT||T38|
|Senior Players Championship||T14|
|The Senior Open Championship||T31||T32||T46|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- 1989 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1990 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1993 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 1997 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- Bamberger, Michael (June 25, 2001). "Fresh Start: Clark Dennis nearly won the '94 Open. He was a different man at this one". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 94 no. 26. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- "McGovern wins Q-School by six; dedicates victory to inspirational uncle". Irish Golf Desk. 2 February 2017.
- "U.S. Senior Open: Full Leader Board". USGA. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- "Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex: Entry List". European Senior Tour. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
- "Clark Dennis awarded the John Jacobs Trophy". European Senior Tour. December 10, 2017.