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Jul 31st, 2023

US Open Champion Wyndham Clark Confirmed For Ryder Cup

Joins Scottie Scheffler as a confirmed player for US Ryder Cup team

Winning for the first time on Tour earlier this year at the Wells Fargo Championship before wasting no time in notching his first major victory, back in June at the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club, Wyndham Clarke has earned his place in the US Ryder Cup team, alongside Scottie Scheffler.

“Since I started my journey in golf, I've had a goal of making a U.S. Ryder Cup Team,” Clark said after following Scottie Scheffler as the second automatic qualifier for U.S. Captain Zach Johnson’s 12-man squad that will compete next month at Marco Simone Golf Club, with qualifying conditions were laid out last year.
“One of my mottos is to play big, play for something bigger than yourself. This represents an opportunity to do just that by playing for my country and hopefully inspiring young golfers. I know Zach is going to put us in the best position to win, and I can't wait to take on this challenge alongside a great group of individuals and bring the Ryder Cup back home to America.”

Sparked by a vastly improved approach game, a putting change and the addition of sports psychologist Julie Elion to his team, Clark has broken out this year. He adjusted the lie angle on his irons from relatively flat to 3 degrees upright about a year and a half ago while also becoming his own swing coach. And it’s working.

U.S. Team Captain Zach Johnson first announced the 2023 qualifying structure last year. Points in 2023 are awarded as follows:
- 1 point per $1,000 earned at regular PGA Tour events beginning January 1, including the Zurich Classic and WGC events, through the BMW Championship (August 20)
- 2 points per $1,000 earned for winner of the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
- 1.5 points per $1,000 earned for all others that make the cut at the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
- No points available at PGA Tour opposite-field events
Points qualification will conclude immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 20, 2023, with the top six eligible players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.

TAGS: Ryder Cup, Scottie Scheffler, 2023, Team USA