|Born||June 14, 1961|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|Sporting nationality||United States|
|College||Foothills Junior College|
Houston Baptist University
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|European Senior Tour||5|
|Best results in major championships|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1999-2003, 2005, 2007-08, 2010|
|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. 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. He won the 2001 PGA Professional Player of the Year award.
After turning 50, Thelen won the European Senior Tour qualifying school in 2010. 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)
- 2000 PGA Club Professional Championship
- 2001 Southern Texas PGA Championship
- 2003 PGA Club Professional Championship
- 2005 BP Trinidad Open
- 2006 BP Trinidad Open
- 2008 Southern Texas PGA Championship
- 2009 PGA Assistant Professional Championship, Southern Texas PGA Championship
European Senior Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 1, 2012||Berenberg Bank Masters||−15 (66-68-67=201)||3 strokes|| Peter Fowler, Barry Lane,|
|2||Jul 8, 2012||Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open||−12 (66-65-67=198)||2 strokes||Mark James|
|3||Nov 11, 2012||Fubon Senior Open||−14 (66-67-69=202)||5 strokes||Frankie Miñoza, Chris Williams|
|4||Sep 14, 2014||Senior Open de Portugal||−12 (68-64-72=204)||1 stroke||Miguel Ángel Martín|
|5||Jul 3, 2016||Swiss Seniors Open (2)||−10 (67-66-67=200)||1 stroke|| Simon P. Brown, Pedro Linhart,|
Miguel Ángel Martín
European Senior Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2012||French Riviera Masters||David J. Russell||Lost to par on third extra hole|
Results in major championships
CUT = missed the half-way cut
Note: Thelen only played in the PGA Championship.
U.S. national team appearances
- PGA Cup: 2000 (winners), 2003 (winners), 2005, 2007 (winners)
- "Tim Thelen profile - 2010 PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- "Player Stats for Tim Thelen". PGA of America. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- "Thelen Points to Qualifying School Opportunities". PGA European Tour. Retrieved July 3, 2012.