Video: 2023 U.S. Open Golf Champion Wyndham Clark Loves Fly Fishing

Wyndham Clark, who won golf’s most recent major, the U.S. Open, finds peace of mind with a fly rod in hand.

Video: 2023 U.S. Open Golf Champion Wyndham Clark Loves Fly Fishing

Photo: Screen-shot from PGA Tour YouTube video

For a golfer on the PGA Tour, the biggest prize is winning one of the four annual majors: Masters Tournament (April), PGA Championship (May), U.S. Open (June), The Open Championship (July; sometimes called The British Open).

Denver native Wyndham Clark (29) recently won the U.S. Open, and while he isn’t a household name such as Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, it’s clear Wyndham has the talent to compete at golf’s highest level.

In the 4-minute YouTube video below, you’ll hear Wyndham mention his mom, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2013, when he was a freshman at Oklahoma State. She’s the one who introduced him to golf at the age of 3. Wyndham later transferred to the University of Oregon, where he won the 2017 Pac-12 Championship and was named Player of the Year. He turned pro in 2017. In early May 2023, Wyndham won his first professional event, the Wells Fargo Championship; it was his 134th start on the PGA Tour.

Fishing near Silverthorne, Colorado, Wyndham is joined on the river by friend Josh Hensley. As you’ll see, while Wyndham can certainly hold his own on the river, it’s clear that Josh is calling the shots — more like a swing coach than a caddie. 

For winning the Wells Fargo Championship a couple months ago, Wyndham took home $3.6 million. He won the same amount at the U.S. Open. Chances are good Wyndham took care of the bill wherever he and Josh grabbed food after fishing.


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