Charlotte, N.C – Wyndham Clark overcame a shaky start to rout a star-studded field at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday. Clark carded a final round 3-under-par 68 to finish 19-under par – winning by four over Xander Schauffele at the latest designated event on the PGA Tour.
Schauffelle briefly took the lead at the par 5 -seventh, but couldn’t keep up the pace with Clark.
Both players hit ideal tee shots on the short par-4 eighth , Schauffele stuck his wedge to just under eight feet. Clark followed, putting it inside Xander for a 3-foot, 11-inch birdie try. Schauffele missed his birdie putt, and Clark made his – it was the last time the pair would be tied. As Clark got a roll with a hot putter, Schauffele went the other way. Clark birdied three of five holes between Nos. 8 and 12. Schauffele, made bogey at the ninth and eleventh courtesy of a mediocre approaches and a cold putter.
“When you’re trying to win on Sunday, you need to put the screws down and put some pressure on the guys leading,” Schauffele said post-round. “And I didn’t do that.”
The Colorado native reflected on his walk up the last, “You only can win your first tournament once,” he said. “I was really trying to soak it all in.”
Harris English and Terrell Hatton finished tied for third, seven shots back at 12 under par.