Since Clifford won the 2014 and 2015 Supra Boats PWT overall titles, everybody was looking to see if he could three-peat. Unfortunately, it wasn't in the cards — Clifford went down with a devastating knee injury early in the season. While nobody knew exactly how good he would be upon his return, everybody knew he'd still be a force to be reckoned with because he wasn't going to come back timidly. Simply put, Clifford pushed any doubt out the window at the very first stop as he took the top spot in epic fashion. He followed that win up with third-, second- and first-place finishes, the last of which sealed the deal for him to win his third overall PWT title.