Congratulations to former Wolfpack golfer Tim Clark ’98. The South African won the Players Championship yesterday, picking up his first win on the PGA Tour. The PGA has a video interview here, and Mike McAllister, managing editor of pgatour.com, writes:
As he stood over his par putt on the 18th green at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday, his Srixon Z-Star ball 7 feet, 9 inches away from the pin, his long putter firmly tucked against his chest, his heart pounding and his nerves dancing, Tim Clark did his best to suppress the enormity of the situation.
While there was no guarantee this would be the putt to finally give him, in his 206th PGA TOUR start, that long-awaited first win, the South African knew. He knew this was a putt that could ultimately seal THE PLAYERS Championship. He knew this was a putt that could put to rest — finally — all those questions about whether he was made of championship material or was simply the perennial runner-up, the best player on TOUR without a victory, the feisty lovable undersized “pit bull,” as Greg Norman called him last year at the Presidents Cup.
Clark finished with a 16-under 272 and took home $1.71 million in prize money. You can check out his PGA Tour profile page here.