Timothy David Wilkinson (born 26 July 1978) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.Wilkinson was born in Palmerston North. 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 for 2008 by finishing inside the top 25 at the tour qualifying school.Wilkinson had a successful rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2008. He achieved a third place finish in his first ever PGA Tour event at the Sony Open in Hawaii. He went on to record two further top tens during the season, including finishing as runner-up to Zach Johnson at the Valero Texas Open. He made over 1 million dollars in prize money and retained his place on the PGA Tour for 2009.
Dustin Johnson remained on course for the FedEx Cup title and 11.
The United States and Europe meet in the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine next week.