Wyndham Clark came to last year's Open as the 216th ranked player. However, his great performance at the US Open earned him the trophy. Speaking to the media before the new Open, Clark hopes that he will not change after winning the US Open.
“If it does, I hope someone punches me in the face and says, get back to who you were. I think it fuels my confidence and belief in myself. But as a person I don't think - I hope I don't change”. His great performances almost secured him a spot on the US Ryder Cup team.
However, Clark is still cautious and does not want to relax in moments like this. “Obviously I know where I stand in the rankings. I don't know how it would play out the rest of the year. I would like to think I'm on the team, but at the same time, I believe I've still got to go earn it,” he said.
This great golfer is aware of what the Ryder Cup is and what such matches entail. Every golfer's dream is to be part of the European or US team. Clark is especially happy to be playing in 'enemy territory', as it gives him extra motivation.
“The Ryder Cup is so big in both countries. It probably feels a little bigger here, or at least talked more about,” he said. “So being over here, it's fun. It's enemy territory, so it's kind of fun being here”.
Just like all golfers, Clark got questions about the merger. However, he didn't have much to say. “It’s funny in the sport how you can win a couple times and then people think your opinion matters,” he said.
“Clearly my opinion didn't matter about four or five months ago, so I don't know why it would matter now”.
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