Prior to each tournament the PGA Tour’s panel of 13 experts chooses four players that they consider likely to win. This week five of the 13 have included Tim Clark in their picks and he’s certainly playing well enough to win for the second time in four weeks.
Three weeks ago the Durbanite carded 30 on the stretch to beat Jim Furyk at the RBC Canadian Open and win his first title since the 2010 Players Championship.
It was a long-awaited breakthrough for Clark, who battled with a wrist injury and has made a full comeback this year. He has punctuated a solid year with five top-25s that include a second place finish at the Sony Open and victory in Canada.
Clark also ranks 29th in the FedExCup standings and could take a real crack at the Tour Championship this year. The extent of his return to the spotlight is large and it seems the South African has little standing in his way at the moment.
In 2013 Clark shot a Sunday 64 to finish tied for 26th at the Wyndham, but his result a year before that truly reflects his affinity for the tournament.
Back in 2012 Clark followed an Thursday 62 with three consecutive rounds of 67 and finished sole second. He totalled 16-under-par for the week and came painfully close to winning. A week after that he tied for 10th at The Barclays.
There is little doubt that Clark has come into form. All of the pieces are falling into place for him to win another tournament as he begins the final stint of the PGA Tour season, which is a run of tournaments that he perpetually does well at. Essentially a win this week is on the cards for Clark.