Wells Fargo Championship Final Result: Wyndham Clark Wins His First Ever PGA Tour Event

Wells Fargo Championship Final Result: Wyndham Clark Wins His First Ever PGA Tour Event
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Wyndham Clark has enjoyed the best weekend of his sporting career as he has managed to overcome a stacked field in Charlotte, North Carolina to win the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship. The event was the 8th designated event of the year on the PGA Tour, meaning that the 29-year-old took home a whopping $3.6m for his efforts.

Clark took a two-shot lead going into the final round at Quail Hollow but many had speculated that the pressure could become too much for him over the final 18 holes, particularly as he was playing with seven-time PGA Tour winner Xander Schauffele.

However, Clark managed to not only hold off Schauffele but actually beat him over the final round too. In the end, it was somewhat of a precession for Clark who won the tournament by four shots after finishing with a three-under-par round of 68.

In terms of British interest, Tyrrell Hatton finished in a tie for third with a score of -12 while Tommy Fleetwood finished in a tie for fifth one shot further back on -11. It was Fleetwood’s third top-five finish on the PGA Tour this season as he continues to search for his first-ever win on the tour.

Clark overcomes a slow start to claim victory

Despite eventually winning by four shots, Wyndham Clark had to overcome some adversity in the final round to get the win. He saw his lead cut to just one shot after the first hole when a wayward tee shot allowed Schauffele to capitalise. Just two holes later, the pair were level when Schauffele sunk a ten-foot birdie putt, and by the 7th he was ahead.

Many expected Schauffele to go on and take full control of the tournament at this point, but it was Clark who seemed to be jolted into life after going behind. The 29-year-old immediately levelled the scores on the 8th and was two shots ahead again after the 10th.

Over the course of the next two holes, Clark managed to extend his lead to four due to a combination of individual brilliance and sloppiness on Schauffele’s part. He now had one hand on the trophy and he cruised to the finish line.

Speaking afterwards, Clark said:

“I’m a little choked up, it’s been a long five years to get to this point. I thought I’d have won earlier but it was well worth the wait. I didn’t start great, I was shaky and I think in years past I might have folded. This time I stayed patient, hung in there and caught fire on the backside.”

Another disappointing week for Rory Mcilroy

The 2023 Wells Fargo Championship marked the return to action for Rory Mcilroy. The Northern Irishman had missed the previous designated event after a poor showing at the Masters in April and he will once again be disappointed by his performance on the course this week.

It has now been more than three months since McIlroy tasted success and more than six months since he won on the PGA Tour. With the second major of the year, the PGA Championship, now less than two weeks away, Mcilroy will be desperate for a change in fortunes.

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