The Players, Wyndham Clark was unfortunate

Scottie Scheffler is the first professional to win this tournament twice in a row, now in its 50th edition

by Andrea Gussoni
The Players, Wyndham Clark was unfortunate
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The question on everyone's mind as the hours pass since the conclusion of The Players, one of the most important PGA tournaments of the year, is whether the ball goes in or not. It was won for the second year in a row by the world number one, Scottie Scheffler (67 69 68 64, -20), but it was Wyndham Clark's ball that left everyone amazed.ù

Wyndham Clark, results

At Ponte Vedra, Lady Luck decided not to favor the reigning US Open champion.

Coming off two consecutive birdies, the thirty-year-old arrived at the 18th hole with a stroke behind Scottie but with Scheffler (-20) already in the clubhouse. All Wyndham needed to do was make a not impossible putt to go straight to a playoff.

He did his part, hitting the right strength and trajectory on the 18th hole with a 5.5-meter putt. However, the ball refused to stay in the hole, deceiving everyone: first, it ended up on the left edge before almost dropping into the hole, but suddenly, some unknown force of physics convinced it to come out.

The moral of the story: absolute despair for Clark (and a second-place tie with Harman and Schauffele), and the eleventh career title for the world number one (eight on the PGA Tour alone). Scottie Scheffler is the first professional to win this tournament twice in a row, now in its 50th edition.

At TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course, par 72), Scheffler emerged victorious in a comeback. The twenty-seven-year-old from Ridgewood, New Jersey, replicated his feat from last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, reaffirming his leadership.

Francesco Molinari finished in 54th position (-2). Wyndham Clark, born on December 9, 1993, in Denver, is an American golfer. Turning professional in 2017, he competes on the PGA Tour circuit, and in 2023, he achieved significant success on the American circuit.

On May 7, 2023, he won the Wells Fargo Championship with a score of 19 strokes under par, four strokes ahead of the second-placed Xander Schauffele. A month later, he secured his second victory by winning his first Major title, the U.S.

Open, with a score of 10 strokes under par, one stroke ahead of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

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