8 Interesting Wyndham Clark Facts For Golf Fans

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Wyndham Clark is an American Professional Golf player who is from Denver, Colorado that shifted to Las Vegas to pursue his dreams. He began his Golfing career in 2017 and continued perfecting his guidelines and levels. In 2019 he played his best game on the PGA tour, where he went to the last round. However, he had a setback in the seventh spot. Check out some interesting things about the Golfer: 

Wyndham Clark: 8 Thing To Know If You Love The Golfer

1. Clark Worked All Last Year on the Web.com Tour to Earn a Spot on the 2019 PGA Tour

Wyndham Clark’s finish was tied for No. 23 at the 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament to guarantee at least 8 starts on the Web.com Tour season. He took advantage of the opportunity and earned full status, and eventually made 24 starts, with four top-10 finishes.

He clawed his way to second place at the 2018 United Leasing & Finance Championship after just 30 strokes on the back-9 on the final day. He ended up just a stroke behind winner Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, bolstered by a chip for an eagle on the 14th hole.

“I aimed at the tower in the center of the green, tugged it a little bit and the wind pushed it,” he said afterward to PGA.com. “The next thing you know, it’s going right at the pin. It went a little left, landed perfect and went up past the pin … hung on the collar and started trickling back. It just kept going, and going, and going. And people started screaming.”

Wyndham Clark finished 16th on the regular season money list to secure his PGA TOUR card for the 2018-19 season.

2. Wyndham Clark Says Starting A Golf Career Is Harder Than Most Sports

The golfer once said: “ It’s definitely a lot tougher than any other sport, just because if you’re coming out of college for football and basketball and you get drafted, you’re guaranteed to be on a team and guaranteed at least a few years. Yet, in golf, that’s not necessarily the case. 

You’re not getting a PGA card, regardless if you’re the No. 1 player coming out of college.

The process pretty much goes that you have to try and get your Web card and you spend one year out on the Web.com Tour. If you finish roughly top 40, but mainly top 25, you get your PGA Tour card. That’s one route.

Another route that I’m trying to do is that I’ve been fortunate enough to get sponsorship exemptions into PGA events. Through that, if I play well, I can get my card based on FedEx Cup points. You can also earn enough points to go to the Web.com finals and from there you can earn your card.

There are tons of different avenues to get on the PGA Tour.”

3. Wyndham Clark Played In College For Oklahoma State and Oregon

After graduating from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch (Co.), he enrolled at Oklahoma State. Coincidentally, he started up a friendship with fellow Cowboy Rickie Fowler. He finished his redshirt freshman season as the Big XII Player of the Year.

After the 2015-16 season, he requested a release to transfer, landing at Oregon with Ducks head coach Casey Martin. He filled a hole on the lineup for the departed Aaron Wise, the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson champion. 

Clark led the Ducks to the 2017 NCAA Championship.

“I’ve never won a championship that big,” he said. “Not only did I do it individually, but we did it as a team, which was awesome. It was really fun to share, and we all had a blast doing it.”

4. Body Measurements

In terms of his physical appearance, Clark stand really tall at a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and his weight is 172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st). 

5. He Attended High School with Christian McCaffery, the Carolina Panthers RB

Valor Christian High School has many famous athletic alumni. 

Wyndham Clark attended the school while fellow Web.com Tour member Maverick McNealy and Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey were there, as well. McNealy’s best finish was second at this year’s LECOM Suncoast Classic.

McCaffrey was drafted eighth by Carolina in the 2017 NFL Draft. Christian’s brothers all play football at major levels. Max currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers, while younger brothers Dylan and Luke are on scholarship at Michigan and Nebraska, respectively.

Valor Christian is also the alma mater of Luke Del Rio, former Florida Gators quarterback and son of former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio.

Asked what he thought of golfing in Colorado, Wyndham Clark has this to say in a Q&A with CHSAA.org.

“I think it’s a disadvantage, personally. Because you don’t ever really play at altitude at any of these events. The most you play at is maybe 1,000 feet. I think growing up in Colorado, not only are you playing different distances, but the ball actually spins less and is affected by the air less. So the ball goes straighter and doesn’t go offline as much. When you go play in Florida or other places where the air is thick, your misses are exaggerated a lot more. I think that’s definitely a disadvantage.”

6. His Mother Died From Breast Cancer While He Was Attending Oklahoma State

Wyndham Clark lost his mom Lisa Clark due to Breast malignant growth when he was taken a crack at Oklahoma state yet this startling new development didn’t prevent him from pursuing his fantasies.

Clark’s mom, Lisa, first put him on the golf course at 3 years old. “I hit a bucket of balls and asked to hit another bucket,” Wyndham remembered. He took to golf so quickly that he made his first hole-in-one when he was 6.

Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. After years of holding the disease at bay, she passed away in 2013 while Wyndham competed at Oklahoma State.

“She’s a lot of the reason why I play today,” Clark once told the school newspaper at Oregon. “She was there when I played bad, and there to console me and make me feel better. When I played great she was there to hug me and be super excited for me. She was a huge part of my upbringing.”

After ranking ninth in the 2013-14 Golfweek rankings, Wyndham “fell off a cliff” according to his father Randall.

After plummeting to 241 spots in the rankings, Wyndham Clark leaned on his Christian faith. He also transferred to Oregon to find people that “won’t really know about my story and what happened to my mom.”

7. Wyndham Clark Has a Sponsorship Deal with Parsons XTreme Golf

According to Liz Mullen of L.A. Sports Business Journal, Clark is brand ambassador for Parsons XTreme Golf and Nike.

The golfer who recently turned pro, has signed an endorsement deal with Parsons Xtreme Golf and will wear PXG on the front of his cap. He is also represented by Wasserman golf agent Terry Reilly, also signed a deal with Nike (NYSE: NKE) for apparel and shoes and with Titleist for ball.

8. Wyndham Clark Networth

The pro golfer has played in 18 total PGA events since his debut in 2017, making the cut in 10 of them. With 10 events under his belt in 2019, this year marks the most active in his young career. Clark’s total career earnings are $338,632, with $252,898 of that coming this year alone. After his sponsorship deals, he might be worth more. 

Clark had his best finish of his PGA Tour career at the Honda Classic in March 2019 where he was predicted to earn a hefty sum of $1,224,000 but he fell back to seventh place. 

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