The Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte saw an emotional Wyndham Clark clinch his first PGA Tour event victory, fighting back tears as he pulled his hat over his eyes on the 18th green.
Clark carded a final round of 68 yesterday to finish the tournament with a score of 19-under 265, which is the second-lowest score in relation to par in Wells Fargo tournament history, just behind Rory McIlroy’s 21-under 267 in 2015 when par for the course was 72.
He finished four shots ahead of Xander Schauffele, who struggled with accuracy issues with his driver on Sunday and shot 70, finishing at 15 under. Tyrrell Hatton and Harry English tied for third at 12 under, with Tommy Fleetwood and Adam Scott one shot further back at 11 under. Defending champion Max Homa finished tied for ninth after shooting 70 on Sunday, ending the tournament at 9-under 275.
Clark started the final round with a two-shot lead, lost it to Schauffele after seven holes, but managed to storm back and secure the victory by playing the last 11 holes in 4 under. His performance earned him the winner’s share of the $8.1 million purse and moved him up to No. 79 in the world rankings.
The winning moment for @Wyndham_Clark pic.twitter.com/94iYotEq80
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