Tim Wilkinson is on track for his best PGA Tour finish since 2014 after a strong third round at the Wells Fargo Championship this morning.

Wilkinson fired a two-under par 70 to jump up six places into a share of seventh at five-under for the tournament.

The Kiwi lefty has not recorded a top 20 finish on the Tour for nearly two years, but is in prime position to take home a big payday and valuable FedEx Cup and world ranking points.

Wilkinson carded four birdies and two bogies in his round, which could have been even better if not for a bogey on the par four 16th.


A top ten finish would represent his biggest accomplishments since the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (tied 7th), and the 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (tied 10th).

A PGA Tour victory has eluded Wilkinson, with a second place finish at the 2008 Valero Texas Open his best return in 124 career starts.

He will be hard pressed to break that drought tomorrow, sitting four shots off the lead held by Rickie Fowler, but could collect vital FedExCup points to take a big step in retaining his PGA Tour card.

Fellow Kiwi Danny Lee is further back in the field, in a tie for 36th at even par after a one-over 73.

On the European Tour, Ryan Fox had another third round to forget, shooting a four-over par 76 in Morocco. Fox, who made the cut on the number, is now eight-over par and in a tie for 70th.