Wyndham Clark Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated - February 2024
US Open champion Wyndham Clark won a weather-affected AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. After a third round of 60 he was on 17 under par after 54 holes and that proved to be good enough when tournament organisers decided not to ask the players to return on Monday.
It was Clark’s third win and his incredible third round will live long in the memory. As the birdie putts continued to fall, the anticipation heightened - and he was well aware. He had an eagle putt for 59 but left it just short, and the crowd rose for a standing ovation after he tapped in for 60.
He said: “It was kind of surreal; it really felt like I won the tournament with that two-putt even though it was a Saturday,” Clark said on Sunday evening after the victory was made official. “I think that was because I broke the course record. Everyone gave me a standing ovation. It honestly felt like the end of the tournament and that's what made yesterday so unique and weird because I would have thought that it was Sunday. So that's what made today and all of last night very unique; it felt like I won the tournament yet I still had one more round.”
“Coming down 16, 17, 18 at Pebble Beach it felt like a Sunday … The stands were full, the fans were there, the buzz was there, the feelings were there, the nerves were there,” Clark said of his final few holes Saturday.
“Walking as I come to the green, I got a standing ovation and everyone was giving me the respect for having such a great round. Then to almost shoot 59 but to shoot 60 and break the course record … when I shook hands and waved to the crowd, it really felt like I just done won the tournament, so I don't feel like I got cheated at all.”
However, Ludvig Aberg, who finished second, one behind Clark, may well feel cheated as he missed the opportunity to record his second PGA Tour success.
Wyndham Clark was born in Denver on December 9, 1993 and has been a professional since 2017. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He attended the University of Oregon and finished ninth at the US Amateur Championship in 2012. While he was at university, his mother died of breast cancer and he has said that he wants to start a breast cancer foundation. He is an excellent table-tennis player.
He was twice Colorado state amateur champion before turning professional in 2017. Clark was a teammate of Bryson DeChambeau in the 2014 Palmer Cup match at Walton Heath between the top college players of the United States and Europe, whose line-up included Jon Rahm. They faced each other in the concluding singles with Rahm coming out on top 4&3.
He qualified to play on Web.com Tour for the 2018 season, making 24 starts and achieving four top-10 finishes. He finished the season in 16th place on the money list, securing his card for the PGA Tour.
After missing two cuts early on in the 2023 season, he finished tied 10th at the RSM Classic and Phoenix Open, fifth at the Valspar, sixth at the Corales Puntacana Championship, third at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and 12th at the Memorial.
His first PGA Tour victory came at the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship. Prior to that, his best finish came at the 2020 Bermuda Championship, where he lost in a playoff to Brian Gay.
His win at the Wells Fargo came in his 134th start. And he followed it by winning the US Open, beating Rory McIlroy by a single shot as he held on for his first major title.
His win at the US Open moved him from 32nd to 13th in the world rankings.
His victory at Pebble Beach took him to third place in the FedEx Cup standings and 6th in the world rankings.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - 1st
The American Express - T39th
The Sentry - T29th
Hero World Challenge - 19th
Dunlop Phoenix Tournament - T37th
Andalucia Masters - T56th
Tour Championship (72-Hole Scores) - 3rd
BMW Championship - T15th
FedEx St Championship - T66th
The 151st Open - T33rd
Driving Distance - 306.2 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 53.92%
Greens in Regulation - 79.37%
Sand Saves - 75%
Putts Per Round - 28.57
Scoring Average - 67.43
Driver: Titleist TSR3 9.0 Driver
3-Wood: TaylorMade Qi10
Irons: Titleist 620 CB 4-9 Irons & Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (P, G, S), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-A)
Putter: Odyssey AI-One Jailbird
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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