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Tim Clark |

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

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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

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Tim Clark has withdrawn from next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.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

Tim Clark chased his opening, 5-under 65 at the Sony Open in Hawaii with another in today's second round to lower the 36-hole clubhouse lead to 10-under 130.

Clark carded respective nines of 31 and 34 with six birdies today. The set featured conversions from 17'2", 22'9" and 13'11" at Nos. 10, 14 and 15, respectively. He also recorded a zero-putt save from just off the green and five yards away at the par-4 first hole. Overall, the South African split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation. He squared only one bogey. For most intents and purposes given his current position, he's very much the man to beat entering the weekend. Clark finished in second place in both of his most recent appearances prior to last year's mid-tournament withdrawal with a elbow setback.
Jan 16 - 4:55 PM

Tim Clark stapled up a 5-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

A recurrence of his elbow injury forced the South African to withdraw during the second round of last year's Sony. He took at least a share of runner-up honors in his previous two appearances, so when you need to identify a horse for a course, Clark at Waialae would suffice. Today, he wiped away a bogey at the par-4 eighth hole with three birdies on each nine. Five of those conversions disappeared from outside 10 feet. The highlight of the round was a 58-and-a-half footer at the par-4 sixth. Clark signed his card sitting just three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jan 15 - 9:39 PM

Tim Clark crafted a 6-under-par 32-35=67 in the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and enters the final round at 7-under 212.

The South African was scheduled to tour The Plantation Course at Kapalua with Kevin Stadler, but Stadler pulled out at the last minute due to the stress fracture in his wrist. The change in plans didn't bother Clark, as he responded with seven birdies, one bogey and 11 pars. The putting highlights were an 18'8" birdie at the par-4 third hole and a 10'7" curler at the par-5 18th. His remaining circles occurred from inside of eight feet. He should find himself safely in the middle of the pack at the end of the round.
Jan 11 - 5:58 PM

Tim Clark turns his attention to The Plantation Course at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The South African finished in a split of 17th place in his 2011 debut at The Plantation Course. He enters this week on the heels of two top 10s, one of them overseas at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. His return this week can be attributed to his 2014 RBC Canadian Open victory. This week's venue appeals to the hearts of iron and wedge specialists which makes Clark an interesting under-the-radar option, particularly in DFS formats.
Jan 8 - 8:24 PM

Tim Clark was defeated by Bubba Watson on the only hole of sudden death at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Talk about an eclectic leaderboard. Sporting new teeth this year in the form of longer rough and new bunkers, Sheshan International boasted a range of talent and didn't discriminate against a bunter like Clark. He secured a spot in the playoff with a birdie-4 at the 18th hole. It was his seventh consecutive birdie on a par 5 and 11th of the week on the set of four. After signing his card at 11-under 69-70-69-69=277, the South African found the fairway with his drive and lay-up at the closing hole in the playoff. His third found the green short and right of the hole. With eventual champion Bubba Watson also laying three but just inside Clark's ball, Clark's run at birdie stopped short but in the jaws. He tapped in for par, but Watson rolled in a long birdie for the win. This is Clark's first top five in 27 starts in the WGC series. It also extends his dubious streak of registering at least one runner-up finish in every season since 2005.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:17:00 AM

Tim Clark added a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 8-under 208 and sit two strokes off the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Clark remains a mild surprise on the leaderboard. Just like in Friday's 70, he squared two bogeys today, but he collected one more birdie and circled five on Saturday. Short of a victory at Sheshan International, the South African could establish a personal best in WGCs. In 18 starts in the stroke-play versions, he has just one top 10, that a T6 at the 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 03:16:00 AM

Tim Clark added a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and posted 5-under 139 at the break, good for sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After converting seven birdies on Thursday, the South African holed only four today, but he also trimmed his bogey output from four to two to keep pace. Few stats are available at Sheshan International Golf Club, and what is relayed isn't done in real time. If they were, we'd have shared that Clark hit 12 greens in regulation in the opening round, so he maximized on his scoring opportunities.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:11:00 AM