BOCA RATON, Fla. - Lynn University mens' golfer Tyrone Clarke has teamed up with his father, 2011 Open Championship winner Darren Clarke, to compete in the 2018 PNC Father/Son Challenge at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lake Resort. The duo posted a five-under 67 on the opening day playing with with former Open champion Mark O'Meara and son Shaun. Team Clarke is paired with Team Price for the final day of competition, which can be watched live on NBC from 3-6 p.m.
The prize for the PNC Father/Son Challenge winning team is the Willie Park Trophy, named in honor of the first winner of the British Open, the world's oldest golf championship.
The Willie Park Trophy is based upon the original championship prize of the Open in 1860, a red leather belt with sterling silver embellishments similar to the belts awarded in modern times to boxing champions. Park (1833-1903) won the British Open four times (1860, 1863, 1866, and 1875) and his son, Willie Jr. (1864-1925), won twice (1887 and 1889).