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Clark joins elite group after winning Wells Fargo Championship

Wyndham Clark hugs caddy John Ellis after finish his final round Sunday. Photos by Chasing Fowl Photography

CHARLOTTE — Wyndham Clark is a PGA tour winner and Champion of the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.

This is Clark’s first PGA win and he joins a star-studded list of first-time winners who got their inaugural victories at the Wells Fargo Championship including Rory Mcllroy, Rickie Fowler, Anthony Kim and Max Homa.

While Wells Fargo has a name for spring-boarding future PGA Tour stars, the question remains: Will Clark be next on that illustrious list of past winners to make his name household-known as some of the previous champions?

Clark bested a famous field this week and simply was uncatchable coming down the stretch on Sunday’s final round.

After a shaky start with a bogey on the opening hole and losing his two-shot advantage over playing partner Xander Schauffele, Clark would go on a tear. Clark birdied five of eight holes through the middle to end of his round while Schauffle would remain even par through the same stretch.

Xander Schauffle hits bunker shot on the 18th hole Sunday.

The mid-round solid play by Clark would open up a five-shot advantage going into the tough 18th hole.

Clark avoided any major errors, hitting his drive into the right fairway bunker, avoiding any chance of a massive number hitting into the famed creek which runs up the left side of the 18th hole.

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Clark would then lay up short of the green, again avoiding any chance of hitting his second shot into the hazard.

The crowd surrounding the green on the 18th hole was cheering loudly even before the final putts had been made. Many patrons were yelling words of support for Clark long before he even made it to the putting surface, knowing a new champion was about to be crowned.

Wyndham Clark hits shot out of Fairway bunker on the 18th hole Sunday.

After hitting his pitch to the middle of the green, it was an easy two-putt for Clark who immediately broke down into his caddies arms after making the winning tap in.

Clark set a tournament scoring record carding four rounds in the 60s and a final-round score of 265.

Along with a $3.6 million payout for his victory at Quail Hollow Club, Clark gains eligibility to play in this year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool later this summer.

Clark also made a massive move up the FedEx Cup points list from 36th all the way up to fifth as a result of his win.

Wyndham Clark holds the Wells Fargo winner’s trophy Sunday.

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