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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/17/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 165
College: North Carolina State

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Tim Clark descends upon Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, for The Barclays and the beginning of his eighth FedExCup Playoffs.
Clark ranked 117th in the FEC standings entering last week's Wyndham, posting a T43 to drop to 120th, but it was enough. Seeing how he was out for 22 weeks with a left elbow injury --between mid-January and late-June-- it's remarkable that he's made the postseason at all, having made just 12 starts on the season. In those 12 events, he averaged 40 FedExCup points, collecting 315 with a P2 at the WGC-HSBC back in November. His next highest deposit (in a full-field event), was 38 points for a T30 at the Sony in January, his last tournament pre-injury. Since his return to action at the Travelers in late-June, Clark has posted: CUT-CUT-T63-CUT-CUT-T43. This is his eighth appearance in the Playoffs, missing the 2011 edition (Plainfield) due to an injury-shortened campaign (four starts). He's 4-for-7 in total at The Barclays with one top 10 coming in 2012 at Bethpage State Park (T10). The 39-year-old missed the cut in 2013 (by seven) and withdrew after a first-round, 5-over-par 76 last year. Aug 25 - 7:23 PM

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Tim Clark hung up a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in today's opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

If you ever wondered the value of a playoff loss in a World Golf Championships event, Clark offers a fair example. It seems like ages ago that he was clipped by Bubba Watson in China at the HSBC Champions, but the South African has been buoyed by the 315 FedExCup points the P2 yielded. He's currently 117th in the ranking (with 454 points) and in virtually no danger of not cracking the field of next week's Barclays. Of course, today's round all but eliminates whatever fraction of a chance he wouldn't remain inside the bubble. Clark missed only two greens in regulation and circled five birdies, including respective rolls from 17'3" and 14'2" at the 13th and seventh holes. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 65 at Waialae in mid-January, which was his last start before sitting out five months due to the injury in his left elbow.
Aug 20 - 12:07 PM

Tim Clark has elected not to compete in this week's Quicken Loans National.

He tied for 63rd in his title defense of last week's RBC Canadian Open, albeit on a different track. The good news is that it was his first payday since the Sony Open in January. Clark is 107th in the FedExCup standings, so he's a virtual lock for the Playoffs. He's already fully exempt through next season.
Jul 28 - 12:08 PM

Tim Clark opened his title defense of the RBC Canadian Open with an even-par 37-35=72.

Back in action after the flap over his visa to travel to Scotland prevented it, Clark split half of the 14 fairways at Glen Abbey today, which is just below average on the tight track, but he hit only 11 greens in regulation. Yet, the South African limited the damage to a lone bogey at the par-4 eighth, the penultimate of his round. He connected for only one birdie, however, that a roll from 16'8" at the par-4 fifth. Clark is six shots off the clubhouse lead. It's relevant to point out that he emerged victorious at Royal Montreal Golf Club last year, and that today's loop of Glen Abbey was his first in competition.
Jul 23 - 1:02 PM

Tim Clark hoisted his second career PGA TOUR trophy at last year's RBC Canadian Open and returns for a chance at defending his title.

The South African stormed the back nine Sunday on his way to a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk. Unfortunately, Clark is making just his third start this week since returning from an elbow injury. In addition, he will be making his debut at this week's host course, Glen Abbey Golf Club. The upside is always there for Clark, but the bad outweighs the good this week and it's best to play the wait-and-see game until he shows post-injury signs of form.
Jul 21 - 10:54 PM

As anticipated, Tim Clark has withdrawn from this week's Open Championship.

He was concerned that he wouldn't get a visa in time to make the trip, so this is presumably what happened. It's a damn shame, too, since he started the process with the R&A seemingly several weeks ago. Instead, the South African will get an unplanned week off. You really have to feel for the guy since the anchoring ban on Jan. 1, 2016, is impacting most negatively as compared to his peers. Now this, even though he qualified on merit for the season's third major. UPDATE: Clark was quoted in an update at "I did get an email from Peter Dawson (chief executive of The R&A), so obviously he tried to sort me out. But in the end, the best I was going to do was a flight Tuesday that would get me there Wednesday and in the end I just didn’t think I’d be ready to play. But I’ve emailed Peter back. I know they did try to help."
Jul 12 - 3:29 PM

Although exempt into next week's Open Championship, Tim Clark isn't optimistic that he'll be able to compete due to a delay in obtaining a visa.

The short story is that Clark's request for assistance from the R&A weeks ago was ignored until he qualified for the tournament on July 1. Sensitive laws regarding international travel may prevent him from getting clearance to get to St. Andrews in Scotland in time for the opening round on July 16. "They were able to keep women out of their club for 200 years," Clark quipped, "but they can’t help one guy get into their tournament." If it's of any solace to his owners, the South African is just 3-for-9 with just one top 40 in the season's third major. His best finish happened to occur at St. Andrews in 2005, but he was on a tear that summer and finished with 16 top 25s in 26 starts that season. Clark is slated to go off the first tee at TPC Deere Run at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday.
Jul 8 - 10:59 PM

Tim Clark recorded an even-par 36-34=70 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship.

Today marked Clark's first live round since the finale of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Jan. 18. He's been out with soreness to his left elbow. Today, he split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation en route to three birdies against three bogeys. The only mildly impressive fact is that he's not over par. Don't rule out the South African to take it deep at TPC River Highlands despite the competitive rust. It's a course that he can still tackle because it stretches only 6,841 yards.
Jun 25 - 6:54 PM

Tim Clark is slated to return to competition at next week's Travelers Championship.

Clark has not pegged it anywhere since the Sony Open in Hawaii in mid-January. From a status standpoint, he hasn't needed to since he's fully exempt through 2015-16, but he's also still clinging to 90th in the FedExCup standings, a ranking fueled by his playoff loss at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November. In fact, the South African has a consecutive paydays streak of seven running. Full-season gamers will appreciate his urge to get back, but weekly leaguers are advised to give him time to shed the competitive rust.
Jun 20 - 1:58 AM

Tim Clark has elected not to compete in next week's PLAYERS.

Once he bowed out of the guaranteed perks at the Match Play, it was unlikely that he'd be able to peg it at TPC Sawgrass just one week later. Clark, who's the last golfer to record his first PGA TOUR title at THE PLAYERS (2010), has been out since mid-January with an injury to his left elbow. Thanks to a P2 at the WGC-HSBC Champions, he's still a lofty 62nd in the FedExCup standings.
May 1 - 11:57 PM

Tim Clark has withdrawn from next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

This seemed to be only a matter of time. Clark remains out with a lingering injury to his left elbow. He's currently 57th in the Official World Golf Ranking, so he qualified for the 64-man field at TPC Harding Park next week. Second alternate Francecso Molinari (66th in the OWGR) would assume the vacancy, but as we relayed to you on April 16, the Italian alerted his followers on Twitter that he's planning to sit out until mid-May to rest a wrist injury. To collect FedExCup points and official earnings, golfers need to hit only one shot in the Match Play, so Molinari could irk everyone if he shows up to tap a drive and withdraw. That said, he's earned the opportunity if he so chooses. At 67th in the OWGR, Mikko Ilonen is the next alternate.
Apr 21 - 6:53 PM

Tim Clark will not compete in next week's Masters due to ongoing problems with his left elbow.

While disappointing, it's not a surprise. Clark has been out since grinding through a T30 at the Sony Open in Hawaii over two-and-a-half months ago. He committed to the Humana Challenge but withdrew before the opening round. The two-time PGA TOUR winner has played in every edition of the season's first major since 2003. He's currently 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking, but not yet eligible for any of the three remaining majors.
Apr 1 - 1:42 PM

By not committing to next week's Shell Houston Open, the circle of doubt over whether Tim Clark will return to competition shifts to the Masters where he is eligible to compete.

The season's first major is scheduled for April 9-12. The South African hasn't teed it up since a T30 at the Sony Open on Jan. 18 due to an injury to his left elbow, so he'll be rusty even if he's able to give it a go. Clark has played in every Masters since 2003.
Mar 27 - 8:06 PM

Tim Clark has withdrawn from this week's Humana Challenge, according to PGA TOUR Media on Twitter. NOTE: Ryan Armour also withdrew as an alternate.

While no details were included with the tweet, Clark played through a tender left elbow at Waialae last week where he faded to finish T30 with a final-round 74. So, until further information is released, we'll place him on our Injury Report as a precaution.
Jan 21 - 1:32 PM

Tim Clark settled for a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Sony Open and his 12-under 198 has him four strokes off Jimmy Walker's 54-hole lead.

Clark alternated five birdies with three bogeys on his lap around Waialae Country Club. Three of his birdies fell from outside of 14 feet, with a chip-in from 25'10" on the par-4 16th the real highlight. Twice a runner-up here already, he stands an excellent chance of equaling that again this week.
Jan 17 - 9:53 PM