Tim Thelen

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Tim Thelen
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Thelen in 2011
Personal information
Born (1961-06-14) June 14, 1961 (age 61)
Albany, Minnesota
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Sporting nationalityFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Pasadena, Texas
CollegeFoothills Junior College
Houston Baptist University
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s) European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins13
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 1999-2003, 2005, 2007-08, 2010
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship DNP

Tim Thelen (born June 14, 1961) is an American professional golfer.


Thelen was born in Albany, Minnesota. He played college golf at Foothills Junior College and Houston Baptist University where he was a teammate of Colin Montgomerie. [1] He worked as a club professional winning the PGA Club Professional Championship in 2000 and 2003 and the 2009 PGA Assistant Professional Championship. He played in nine PGA Championships but failed to make the cut in any of them. [2] He won the 2001 PGA Professional Player of the Year award. [1]

After turning 50, Thelen won the European Senior Tour qualifying school in 2010. [3] He finished 24th on the Tour's Order of Merit in 2011 and won his first Tour event at the 2012 Berenberg Bank Masters in Germany. He won his second event the following week at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open. He would win his third event on the tour later in the season, when he took the Fubon Senior Open in November. Thelen would win his fourth event on the European Senior Tour in September 2014, when he won the Senior Open de Portugal.

Professional wins (13)

Other wins (8)

European Senior Tour wins (5)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1Jul 1, 2012 Berenberg Bank Masters −15 (66-68-67=201)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Fowler, Flag of England.svg Barry Lane,
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Mouland
2Jul 8, 2012 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −12 (66-65-67=198)2 strokes Flag of England.svg Mark James
3Nov 11, 2012 Fubon Senior Open −14 (66-67-69=202)5 strokes Flag of the Philippines.svg Frankie Miñoza, Flag of South Africa.svg Chris Williams
4Sep 14, 2014 Senior Open de Portugal −12 (68-64-72=204)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Martín
5Jul 3, 2016 Swiss Seniors Open (2)−10 (67-66-67=200)1 stroke Flag of England.svg Simon P. Brown, Flag of Spain.svg Pedro Linhart,
Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Martín

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–1)

1 2012 French Riviera Masters Flag of England.svg David J. Russell Lost to par on third extra hole

Results in major championships

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
Note: Thelen only played in the PGA Championship.

U.S. national team appearances

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Tim Thelen profile - 2010 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  2. "Player Stats for Tim Thelen". PGA of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  3. "Thelen Points to Qualifying School Opportunities". PGA European Tour. Retrieved July 3, 2012.