Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Tim Clark Stands Tall

PGA Tour member Tim Clark is profiled at Golfweek's web site this week. Clark, a native of South Africa and a former NC State All America, has steadily improved while playing several professional golf tours around the world. Now he seems poised to move into the top echelon of worldwide golfers.

Clark has played somewhat in the shadows of his countrymen, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, both of whom have long been elite players. Moving up to a #16 world ranking with fine play in the biggest events, Clark is emerging as a threat everytime he tees it up and soon will join the Els and Goosen as a powerful South African trio.

This is no small accomplishment for Clark. In an era when length is a prerequisite for success in golf, Clark stands just 5'-7". And according to one of my friends who played with Clark on the team at State, a birth defect limits the rotational mobility of Clark's wrists.


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