This past Sunday, we saw one of the most epic underdog stories in U.S. Open golf history play out at Los Angeles Country Club, as Wyndham Clark, a one time winner on the PGA Tour, overcame significant odds to win one of golf’s major championships.
He went into Sunday and fended off some of the world’s best golfers, such as Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Cam Smith, Rickie Fowler, and more, to win his first ever major championship, and only second ever PGA Tour tournament.
Needless to say, it was an emotional one for Clark, as his mother passed away of breast cancer back in 2013, and she couldn’t be there in person to witness the incredible feat.
After he sank his last putt to secure the victory, tears immediately filled his eyes as he looked up to the sky and appeared to send a message to his late mother.
She was the person who initially introduced him to the game of golf, so there’s no doubt he wishes she could’ve been there to give him a hug as he walked off the 18th green.
With that being said, his playing partner Rickie Fowler gave Clark one classy message as the two shook hands once the round was over.
Fowler, who is a five time winner on the PGA Tour, was probably a bit disappointed with his final round 75, which dropped him to a tie for fifth place after he was initially atop the leaderboard. Not to mention, it would’ve been his first major championship win since turning professional back in 2009.
However, instead of sulking in his disappointing finish, he shook hands with Clark and told him:
“Your mom, if she’d been here – she’d be very proud.”
Rickie Fowler asked what he told Wyndham Clark on the 18th green: