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Wyndham Clark Captures the U.S. Open

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By- USA NATIONAL POST

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Wyndham Clark won the 2023 US Open to claim his first major title on Sunday, edging Rory McIlroy in a nail-biting finale at Los Angeles Country Club.

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The American, boasting just one prior win on the PGA Tour and having never previously made the cut at the tournament, held off the challenge of Northern Ireland’s four-time major champion to win the 123rd edition of the major by a single stroke.

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Clark, 29, carded a closing round even-par 70 to finish 10-under overall and earn a $3.6 million winner’s cut of a record $20 million prize purse, the largest ever awarded in major history.

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The win fell on Father’s Day, Clark dedicated the win to his mother, Lise Clark, who died of breast cancer in 2013

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The Denver-born golfer had spoken at length about her inspiration earlier in the tournament, explaining how she had left him with the instruction to “play big.” Mission emphatically accomplished, Clark teared up while discussing her in his winner’s interview.

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“I just felt like my mom was watching over me today and you know she can’t be here. Miss you mom,” said an emotional Clark.

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I’ve worked so hard and I’ve dreamed about this moment for so long. There’s been so many times I’ve visualized being here in front of you guys and winning this championship. “I just feel like it was my time.”

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