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Tour Report: No. 54: Tim Clark

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: After elbow surgery in 2011, Tim Clark was on the comeback trail last year and acquitted himself well with three top-10s and four more finishes of 25th or better. The South African will need to improve his putting, as he slipped from 48th (in 2010) to 123rd in strokes gained.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: The 2012 season marked Clark’s eight straight with at least one runner-up finish. Clark, who has 10 seconds in all, picked up this one at the Wyndham Championship which propelled the former N.C. State standout from 109th to 54th in the FedExCup as the Playoffs began. – Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Tim has struggled with his health and his distance in recent years. He averaged 276.7 yards per drive this year, 180th on TOUR and made an average of just three birdies per round. Clark combats those problems with accuracy and mental toughness, winning more than $1.4 million. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: So much has transpired on the golf landscape in the last two years that it would be easy to overlook the fact that he totaled 20 starts in 2012 and recorded three top 10s, including a runner-up finish at Sedgefield. It wasn’t a wildly successful return from elbow surgery, but no one expected it to be. Yet, it was vintage in that he ranked third in fairways hit and performed his best on shorter, tighter tracks. I’m all-in at $1.4 million. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


2012 QUICK REVIEW

Regular Season ranking
54th

Final Playoffs ranking
56th

Best finishes 2 Wyndham Championship
By the Numbers
Starts: 20
Cuts made: 11
Rounds played: 60
Top-10 finishes: 3
Money List rank: 61st
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 180th
Driving accuracy: 3rd
Greens in regulation: 117th
Strokes gained-putting: 123rd
Scoring average: 110th

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