With his victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, American Wyndham Clark has won his first PGA Tour championship.
At Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, 29-year-old Clark had a two-shot advantage going into the final round. And he finished on 19 under par, four strokes ahead of fellow countryman Xander Schauffele, after following up his 63 on Saturday with a three-under 68.
“It took me five years to get here,” Clark remarked, “but I’m very grateful. The wait was well worth it. This time, I just showed patience, persisted, and experienced backside heat.”
English golfer Tyrrell Hatton, who had shared the lead at the halfway point, was tied for third with Harris English of America at 12 under. Tommy Fleetwood of England and Adam Scott of Australia were a shot farther back.
After the opening three holes, Clark’s two-shot advantage was gone, and after seven holes, he was behind Schauffele. However, he took command on the back nine, leading by five at one point, and was even able to afford a bogey on the last hole.
Although he has had five top-10 results this season, despite competing in 133 tournaments on the tour, he had never won before last Sunday. His previous best performance was a defeat in the Bermuda Championship play-off to Brian Gay in 2020.