Wyndham Clark gained his first main championship on Sunday, taking pictures a final-round 70 to complete at 10-under-par for the match and maintain off four-time main champion Rory McIlroy by one shot. The victory was a shock for a lot of, as Clark had by no means completed higher than seventy fifth in a significant championship and had missed the minimize in his earlier two U.S. Opens. However Clark performed regular golf all week, and hit some key pictures down the stretch to carry off Rory. The distinction to me was the 14th gap, the place Wyndham hit a 280 yard second shot to twenty ft and Rory hit his 125 yard third shot right into a bunker.
LACC began the week off in controversial style with two gamers taking pictures main championship file tying 62’s together with a bunch of different low scores, however redeemed herself as a stable US Open venue with some extra reasonable scoring over the previous couple of days. It was nevertheless, the bottom scoring common in US Open historical past with 71.16. I’ve by no means performed there, however regardless of just a few damaging participant evaluations, I favored the look and setup of the course for the week. I’d have favored to see the brief fifteenth mess around 120 yards lengthy on Saturday as a substitute of the very brief 80 yard shot that they had it arrange for.
Rory was so shut, but once more! On Sunday he hit extra greens than another participant but turned in his worst placing efficiency of the week, dropping 2.25 strokes to the sector. Listed below are his strokes gained placing stats by spherical:
1st: +2.74 2nd: +1.89 third: -1.19 4th: -2.25
In a disturbing development he appears to hit the ball nicely, but maybe reasonably conservatively, on main Sundays and putt poorly. The longest putt he transformed in his ultimate 22 holes was a 7 foot putt for par on the sixteenth on Sunday. It just about was St. Andrews once more!