Tim Clark made his first hole-in-one at 8 years of age and started playing golf at the age of three under his father’s tutelage. He was born in Durban, South Africa and went to the United States to attend the North Carolina State University. He claimed the 1997 Public Links Championship and qualified as an amateur for the 1998 Masters Tournament. In 1996 and 1997, he was NCAA East Regional Individual Champion and 1997 ACC Player of the Year.
In 2000, he finished third on the Nationwide Tour and won the Fort Smith Classic and the Boise Open titles. He suffered a wrist injury in 2001 preventing him from competing much for the year except in three events. In 2002, he came back strong with a win in the Bells’ South African Open in January. He also captured the Southern Africa Tour Order of Merit and finished with a T9 average at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans.
He continued to finish T6 at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill and the Disney Golf Classic. Clark opened 2003 with a runner-up finish to Trevor Immelman in the South African Airways Open. After earning a third place at the PGA Championship, he was accepted as member of the International Team in the Presidents Cup.
2005 was a great year for Clark winning the South African Airways Open and a T2 finish at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He finished T4 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, T3 at the US Open and claimed the Barclays Scottish Open title. He has since placed T6 at the 2007 World Golf Championship, T5 at the BMW Championship and T7 at the Tour Championship. Early in 2008, he scored his best finish with a T2 average at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
In May of 2009, Clark was very close to winning his first ever PGA Tour title. However, he shot a bogey and soon gave away the win to Steve Stricker. However, he was finally able to win his first PGA Tour title a year later at The Players Championship.