Tim Wilkinson

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Tim Wilkinson
Personal information
Full name Timothy David Wilkinson
Born (1978-07-26) 26 July 1978 (age 38)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Nationality  New Zealand
Residence Palmerston North, New Zealand
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T61: 2016
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Timothy David Wilkinson (born 26 July 1978) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

Wilkinson was born in Palmerston North, and was educated at St Peter's College.[1] He won the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship in 2000 and turned professional in 2003.

Wilkinson joined the second tier Nationwide Tour in 2005, but failed to win enough money to graduate directly to the PGA Tour. He finally obtained his PGA Tour card by finishing inside the top 25 at the 2007 qualifying school.[2]

Wilkinson had a successful rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008, the highlights being an outright third at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and finishing joint runner-up at the Valero Texas Open, two shots behind winner Zach Johnson. He made over one million dollars in prize money and finished 92nd on the final money list.[3][4]

In 2009, Wilkinson played in the final pairing at the Verizon Heritage, but faded to finish T6.[5] A thumb ligament injury curtailed his season and saw him gain a major medical extension of his playing rights. By June 2010 he had played the 12 events this extension afforded him, and had not earned enough money to retain his status.[6]

Wilkinson finished fifth on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card.

Amateur wins[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howit, Bob (1 February 2016). "Turbo man at the top". The Cut. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Golf: Wilkinson earns PGA Tour card". The New Zealand Herald. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Tim Wilkinson happy with opening year". stuff.co.nz. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ Khokhar, Ahmer (30 November 2008). "Golf: Doing it his own way". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Wilkinson Looking to ride the wind to a historic victory". pgatour.com. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Wilkinson finds form with top eight finish". stuff.co.nz. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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