The winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, Wyndham Clark, received $3.6 million in prize money and 500 FedExCup points. Clark's victory was by four strokes, which is the largest margin since Tom Kim's win at the Wyndham Championship in 2022. Clark's win was propelled by his third-round score of 8-under 63, helping him achieve a total score of 19-under 265, the lowest in tournament history.
As a designated event this season, the Wells Fargo Championship had a higher prize pool than when Rory McIlroy won the tournament in 2015. Despite being a non-winner, Clark's odds to win were still favorable, at +6600, and he proved his potential amid a competitive field. Xander Schauffele finished in second place, while Tyrrell Hatton and Harris English shared third place. Defending champion Max Homa finished tied for eighth place. McIlroy was the favorite to win but finished in T47.
Wyndham Clark wins first PGA Tour title
Wyndham Clark from the United States clinched his first PGA Tour title with a victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Clark, aged 29, started the final round with a two-shot lead at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After shooting a 63 on Saturday, Clark followed up with a three-under-par 68 to finish at 19-under-par, four shots ahead of his fellow American Xander Schauffele.
"It's been a long five years to get to this point, but the wait was worth it and I'm extremely grateful," said Clark.
England's Tyrrell Hatton, who shared the halfway lead, finished third at 12-under-par with America's Harris English.
England's Tommy Fleetwood was one shot further back alongside Australia's Adam Scott.
Clark lost his two-shot lead in the first three holes and trailed Schauffele after seven holes.
But he pulled away with a five-shot lead at one stage and even managed to make a bogey on the final hole.
"I think in previous years, I might have folded," he said.
"This week, I was just patient and hung in there and got hot on the back side."
He has enjoyed five top-10 finishes this season but had never won in 133 tour events before Sunday.
His best previous result was a playoff loss to Brian Gay at the 2020 Bermuda Championship.
"There's been a lot of times where I've wanted to cry and break clubs - and I have broken clubs - along the journey, and to get to this point is just amazing," said Clark.
"It's absolutely incredible to finally get a win."