If only that bird would have caught me a fish to eat...

In an effort to avoid the increasingly annoying, “some random player won this week’s tournament” sport’s coverage fad, we here at Tuna Golf will be providing our non-existent audience with an in-depth look at some of the players on the PGA Tour. Do we know them anymore than you do? Yes, of course we do. Why else would we tackle this responsibility? Hell, we may even dabble in the European Tour, Nationwide and the old farts in the Champions. Don’t act like you’re not impressed…

First up, this year’s Players champion, Tim Clark. Despite his win at The Players and currently sitting in 6th place in the FedEx Cup, the 34 year old South African remains under most casual fan’s radar. I’m not really sure why this is the case since Clark has been successful here in the States since winning the ACC POY while attending NC State in 1997. He has career wins on multiple Tours: PGA (1), Euro (3), Sunshine (2), and Nationwide (2). And though he only has one career PGA win, he posted eight runner-ups, including top-5 finishes in The Masters, US Open and PGA Championship. An overall impressive resume during his 12-year professional career by anyone’s standards.

Clark’s game lacks a flashy element that possibly contributes to the lack of respect he receives from the sport’s media. He isn’t long off the tee (182nd in distance), yet absolutely kills it where it counts, driving accuracy (2nd) and putting average (3rd). Those are the stats that will, week in and week out, keep a player in contention. Like the saying goes, “drive for show, putt for doe.”

So while the international assault continues on the Tour this year, consider keeping your eyes peeled for the tiny South African bearing the appropriate nickname The Penguin. Because let’s be honest, when you’re 5’7″ 165lbs and waddle around the course from week to week, you’ve promptly earned that nickname.

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