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Tim Clark

  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • College: North Carolina State
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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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. 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. Won twice on the Buy.com Tour in the United States in 2000 to finish third on the money list and gain exemption on the 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 South African Open on the European Tour. Member of 2003 and '05 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

European Tour
3 - 2002 & 2005 Bell's South African Open, Barclays Scottish Open

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

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

1999 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes -3; scoring average - 71.62 (ranked 63rd); money - $57,220 (ranked 46th); best finish -T3rd , Buy.com Louisiana Open.

2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes -7; scoring 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; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $21,750 (ranked 227th); best finish -T-26th at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.95; money - (Euro)368,175 or ?234,753; Winner, Bell's South African 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 Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 73; in money -15; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $632,609 (ranked 107th); best finish -T6th at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill and Disney Golf Classic.

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2003 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.96; money - (Euro)656,582 or ?453,731; best finish - 2nd, South African Open.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 78; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,253,690; (ranked 53rd); best finish - 3rd at the PGA Championship

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.65 / (54th); driving distance - 273.3 / (180th); driving accuracy - 74.0% / (10th); GIR - 65.0% / (100th); putting - 1.770 / (76th); birdie average - 3.51 per rd / (119th) / total birdies - 274; sand saves - 50.8% / (84th); all-around rank - 733 / (88th).

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.94; money - (Euro)243,425 or ?162,392; best finish - T5th, Barclays Scottish Open.

2004 Notes
Posted four rounds in the 60s at the Funai Classic and finished T6. His $120,000 payday lifted him over $1 million for the second consecutive season

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 84; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,108,190; (ranked 71st); best finish - T-5th at the Valero Texas Open

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.53 / (34th); driving distance - 278.8 / (168th); driving accuracy - 72.0% / (13th); GIR - 65.8% / (78th); putting - 1.764 / (56th); birdie average - 3.63 per rd / (70th) / total birdies - 305; sand saves - 53.3% / (40th); all-around rank - 620 / (50th).

2005 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.50; money - (Euro)1,306,066 or ?882,769; Winner, South Africa Open & Barclays Scottish Open.

2005 Notes
16 Top-25 finishes.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 87; in money - 147; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $2,310,037; (ranked 21st); best finish - T2nd at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.07 / (13th); driving distance - 283.8 / (140th); driving accuracy - 65.8% / (58th); GIR - 64.2% / (123rd); putting - 1.731 / (5th); birdie average - 3.91 per rd / (10th) / total birdies - 340; sand saves - 62.7% / (2nd); all-around rank - 418 / (9th).

2006 Notes
In fifth career Masters appearance, holed out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to finish solo second, his best finish -in a major championship, two strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 79; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,974,931; (ranked 32nd); best finish - 2nd at the Masters.

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.58 / (40th); driving distance - 276.7 / (183rd); driving accuracy - 67.2% / (44th); GIR - 65.9% / (80th); putting - 1.763 / (49th); birdie average - 3.76 per rd / (27th) / total birdies - 297; sand saves - 47.9% / (111th); all-around rank - 686 / (69th).

2007 Notes
Had problems with a bulging disk in his neck in 2007, despite the problem still played on a limited basis, most of his starts came after April. Problem seemed to get better as he finished the year with three Top-10 finishes.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 64; in money - 15; Top-10 Finishes - 6; money - $2,615,152; (ranked 22nd); best finish - 2nd at the John Deere Classic, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee & Children's Miracle Network Classic.

2007 Stats
scoring average - 69.88 / (14th); driving distance - 278.1 / (178th); driving accuracy - 68.9% / (28th); GIR - 61.3% / (176th); putting - 1.727 / (1st); birdie average - 3.44 per rd / (82nd) / total birdies - 220; sand saves - 68.1% / (1st); all-around rank - 515 / (19th).

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