Wyndham Clark is gunning for his third win of the year and first of his career outside the U.S.
Whatever he does for the rest of 2023 is gravy considering he won a designated event (Wells Fargo Championship) and a major (U.S. Open) after going winless his first handful of years as a pro.
Clark comes to the Genesis Scottish Open red hot with just one missed cut since October and nine top-30s in his last 10 events. He crosses the pond well rested with two weeks off since he last teed it up at the Travelers Championship (T-29th).
This is the American’s second start in Scotland. He posted 71-71-70-67 last year at the Genesis Scottish Open for T-16th. Clark had no trouble ball striking on the links land, finishing third in the field in strokes gained tee-to-green (2.18) and fifth in SG off-the-tee (1.01).
His scores would indicate he got a little comfortable on a different style of golf, as one would expect out of an American playing this event for the first time.
The former Oregon Duck ranks 14th on the PGA Tour in total SG per round (1.401). Clark’s got all the length to compete with the world’s best, ranking eighth in driving distance (314.5).
The 29-year-old is in the positive in every SG category, including 18th tee-to-green (1.008).
Clark is also 10th in bogey avoidance (13.41%).
Now, it’s time to see if he can be a mudder and thrive in the cool, rainy, and windy conditions expected this week at the Genesis Scottish Open in North Berwick.