The PGA Championship

Tim Clark

   Scottsdale, Ariz.
   Durban, South Africa
Turned Pro:
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 150
   December 16, 1975
Age: 27
   Durban, South Africa

Player Notes

Winner of the 1997 U.S. Amateur Public Links, he hails from South Africa. Moved to North Carolina in 1995 to attend North Carolina State, in 1996, was selected NCAA first team All-American. Was an accomplished junior player in South Africa, winning many match play titles. Has had five holes-in-one, the first when he was just eight years old. Was the South African Junior Player of the year in 1993. Played for South Africa in the 1996 World Amateur Team Championship. . .Not likely to forget Durban Country Club in a hurry. Born and raised close to Durban, he won three successive Natal Junior titles between the ages of 16 and 18. Also holds the amateur record there with a 66. Won twice on the Buy.Com Tour in the United States in 2000 to finish third on the money list to gain exemption on the US PGA Tour. Suffered a serious wrist injury in the 2001 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - his third and last start of the season. Had surgery to repair tendon damage in March. Returned to action in the first event of 2002 at Durban Country Club and won the Bell's South African Open. Won the pre-qualifier to gain entry then secured his maiden victory on The European Tour by two strokes from England's Steve Webster.

Career Victories

European Tour
1 - 2002 Bell's South African Open

Nationwide Tour
2 - 2000 Buy.Com Fort Smith Classic, Buy.Com Boise Open.

PGA Tour

Career Summary

1999 Buy.Com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 3; stroke average 71.62 (ranked 63rd); money $57,220 (ranked 46th); best finish T3rd, BUY.COM Louisiana Open.

2000 Buy.Com Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 7; stroke average 70.75 (ranked 21st); money $288,056 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Buy.Com Fort Smith Classic, Buy.Com Boise Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 3 / Rounds Played: 7 / Cuts made: 1 / Top-10 finishes: 0; Earnings: $21,750 Rank (227th); Best finish: T-26th at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2002 Notes
Returned because of a medical extension due to wrist injury, had 26 events to earn $384,602 and doubled that total.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; top ten finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 70.95; money �Eruo368,175 or �234,753; winner Bell's South African Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 23 / Rounds Played: 73 / Cuts made: 15 / Top-10 finishes: 3 / Best finish: T-6th at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill & Disney Golf Classic / Earnings: $632,609 Rank (107th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.34 / (118th); Driving Distance - 275.7 / (140th); Driving Accuracy - 74.3% / (21st); GIR - 66.4% / (77th); Putting - 1.755 / (46th); Birdie Average - 3.85 per rd / (37th) / Total Birdies - 281; Sand Saves - 54.3% / (53rd); All-Around Rank - 635 / (58th).

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