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Tim Clark

South AfricaSouth Africa

Start Position
8
Current Position
To Par: E
Total Strokes: 72 - 71 - 70 - 75 : 288
T31   T39
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 34
  • Turned Pro: 1998

Nationwide Tour Victories

(2) 2000,BUY.COM Fort Smith Classic, BUY.COM Boise Open.

International Victories

(3): 2002 Bell's South African Open [Eur]. 2005 South African Airways Open [Eur], Barclays Scottish Open [Eur].

Other Victories

(1) 2006 CVS Charity Classic [with Nick Price].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$849,158 (32)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T2-- Bob Hope Classic. T9-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. T10-- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

PGA TOUR Best Round

63 at Round 2, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Had a final-round 65 to finish T2 at the Bob Hope Classic in search of his first PGA TOUR win. Came to the final hole tied with Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas. Opted to lay up on the par 5 and played his third shot to 8 feet, but missed the birdie putt. Haas birdied the hole in the next group to win. His T2 finish was the eighth in his PGA TOUR career and second at the Bob Hope Classic (T2 in 2005)...Three weeks later, claimed a T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in his seventh start there...Posted a T9 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing in the third round to eventual semifinalist Sergio Garcia. Used a yellow golf ball for the first time in his career.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Masters Tournament, John Deere Classic, Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart. T2-- Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Bob Hope Classic.

2009 Season Highlights

Pushed his streak to five seasons with at least one second-place finish by finishing runner-up at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, one of five top-10 finishes on the year en route to finishing No. 29 on the final money list. Has recorded seven second-place finishes in the last five years...Had five rounds in the 60s, including a 63 in the third round, to finish T5 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic...After beating Tiger Woods, 4 and 2, in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, lost to Rory McIlroy, 4 and 3, in the third round to finish T9...Shot 69s in the second and final rounds to finish T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship...Bogeyed final hole at Crowne Plaza Invitational to fall into three-way playoff with Steve Stricker and Steve Marino. Missed 7-foot birdie putt to win at first extra hole. Stricker won on second extra hole with birdie-3 after Clark's second shot struck the pin and caromed 20 feet away. It was his seventh career runner-up finish. Final round was the only round in the 70s all tournament by any player finishing in the top 10...On the heels of his third Presidents Cup performance in which he contributed two-and-a-half points to his International Team, took advantage of a home game in Scottsdale at the Frys.com Open in the Fall Series. Four rounds in the 60s, highlighted by a second-round, 6-under 64, earned a T4. It was his third straight top-30 finish at Grayhawk since the event's 2007 inception.

Career Highlights

2009: Pushed his streak to five seasons with at least one second-place finish by finishing runner-up at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, one of five top-10 finishes on the year en route to finishing No. 29 on the final money list. Has recorded seven second-place finishes in the last five years...Had five rounds in the 60s, including a 63 in the third round, to finish T5 at the 50th Bob Hope Classic...After beating Tiger Woods, 4 and 2, in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, lost to Rory McIlroy, 4 and 3, in the third round to finish T9...Shot 69s in the second and final rounds to finish T9 at THE PLAYERS Championship...Bogeyed final hole at Crowne Plaza Invitational to fall into three-way playoff with Steve Stricker and Steve Marino. Missed 7-foot birdie putt to win at first extra hole. Stricker won on second extra hole with birdie-3 after Clark's second shot struck the pin and caromed 20 feet away. It was his seventh career runner-up finish. Final round was the only round in the 70s all tournament by any player finishing in the top 10...On the heels of his third Presidents Cup performance in which he contributed two-and-a-half points to his International Team, took advantage of a home game in Scottsdale at the Frys.com Open in the Fall Series. Four rounds in the 60s, highlighted by a second-round, 6-under 64, earned a T4. It was his third straight top-30 finish at Grayhawk since the event's 2007 inception. 2008: Enjoyed another solid year, highlighted by three top-10 finishes, including a T2 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May. It was the sixth runner-up finish of his career. Fired a final-round 66 to tie eventual winner Phil Mickelson and Rod Pampling at 13-under par before Mickelson birdied the 72nd hole to win...Opened with 66-62 for the 36-hole lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship. In second-round, 9-under-62, made two eagles early in his back nine and reached 11-under through 16 holes. Finished bogey-bogey on Nos. 8-9, his final two holes. Finished T15. 2007: Limited starts due to bulging disk in his neck, but continued to play effectively...Held a share of the 36-hole lead at the Masters Tournament before finishing T13...One off the 54-hole lead of Nathan Green at the John Deere Classic, opening with rounds of 68-65-66. Held a four-stroke lead early on the back nine, but stumbled down the stretch with two bogeys to shoot 68 and finish T2, one stroke behind Jonathan Byrd...One week later at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, played in the final group on Sunday for the second consecutive week. Finished T2, four shots behind champion Joe Ogilvie. Former N.C. State golfer finished second in both events to former Atlantic Coast Conference college rivals Byrd (Clemson) and Ogilvie (Duke)...Shot a front-nine 29 (seven birdies, one bogey) in the final round on the way to a 67 and a T5 finish at the BMW Championship...At THE TOUR Championship, tied the East Lake GC course record in the first round with an 8-under-par 62 (later broken by Zach Johnson's 60). Held the 18-hole lead and finished T7 to place 21st in the final FedExCup standings on the strength of five top-10s. 2006: In fifth career Masters appearance, holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the 72nd hole to finish second, his best finish in a major championship, two strokes behind champion Phil Mickelson. Briefly held the lead early Sunday in rain-delayed completion of third round. 2005: Captured two international titles, played in his second Presidents Cup and participated in THE TOUR Championship for the first time...Captured the South African Airways Open in his native country for the second time. Came into the final round in a four-way tie for first and final-round 6-under 66 was good for a six-stroke victory...Followed the win and a 30-hour journey from South Africa to Palm Springs and finished T2 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...Finished T3 at the U.S. Open thanks to a pair of even-par 70s on the weekend...Recorded a two-stroke victory over Maarten Lafeber and Darren Clarke at The Barclays Scottish Open...Posted a 2-2-1 record for International squad in second Presidents Cup appearance. 2004: Continued strong play in his third full season as a TOUR member. Recorded a then-career-high six top-10s...Best finish of the season was T5 at the Valero Texas Open. 2003: In defense of first European Tour title, finished second to Trevor Immelman at the South African Airways Open in early January...Named to The Presidents Cup team by International Captain Gary Player after third-place finish at PGA Championship. Trailed co-leaders Shaun Micheel and Chad Campbell by four entering final round, and 1-under-par 69 fell three strokes short of Micheel. 2002: Took advantage of Major Medical Extension due to wrist injury that limited his 2001 campaign to three events. Had 26 events to earn $384,602 and almost doubled that with $632,609...Won the Bell's South African Open on the European Tour/Southern Africa Tour in January. Won the pre-qualifying tournament earlier in the week, becoming the first qualifier to win on the European Tour since Paul Lawrie captured the 1999 British Open...Captured the Southern Africa Tour Order of Merit based on five top-10s and one victory...Collected his first top-10 finish in only his eighth professional TOUR start, with a T9 at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans...T6 finishes at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill and Disney Golf Classic jumped him up the TOUR money list from a bubble-position of No. 126 to No. 106 to clinch TOUR card for 2003. 2001: Withdrew after first-round 79 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, effectively ending season in which he played just three events. 2000: Earned first TOUR card by finishing third on the Nationwide Tour money list. Captured two titles, at the Fort Smith Classic and Boise Open. 1999: Made the Nationwide Tour Championship and finished T23 after opening with a 77. 1998: Missed cut as an amateur at his first TOUR event, the Masters, where he earned a spot via 1997 U.S. Public Links title...Won back-to-back events on the Canadian Tour, the New Brunswick Open and CPGA Championship. Amateur: Won 1997 U.S. Public Links Championship...Two-time NCAA East Regional Individual Champion (1996 and 1997)...1997 ACC Player of the Year...T5 at 1996 NCAA Championship and T7 in 1998 NCAAs...1996 CGAA National Freshman of the Year...Won 1997 Cardinal Amateur (Greensboro, NC) when he played 54 holes without a bogey and finished 15-under-par 195 for a tournament record.

Personal

Recorded his first hole-in-one when he was age 8...Donated his first-place share of approximately $20,000 at the November 2005 Nelson Mandela Invitational to a deaf girl from the Carel du Toit School for the Hearing Impaired in Tygerberg, South Africa who needed implant surgery. "It put into perspective what life is all about - and it's not about all those putts I'm able to put away or miss at the crucial stages of an event, but life in general," Clark said.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-1

National Teams

The Presidents Cup (3), 2003, 2005, 2009; World Cup (2), 2002, 2005.