A Christian golfer whose late mother prophesied that he would become a professional sportsman has just won one of the sport’s four major events — the US Open.
Wyndham Clark hailed the win as part of “God’s plan” for his life and said he feels so blessed after his struggles of the past decade since his mother died when he was 19.
He fought back tears while celebrating his victory, explaining he felt like his Mum was watching over him.
Sports Spectrum reports that throughout his six-year professional career Clark has been guided by his faith in God.
After his biggest triumph he said: “God has a plan for me, and it’s obviously far greater than I ever could have imagined, I just feel so blessed. It’s honestly surreal to look back and think about the journey over the last seven to 10 years.”
He hadn’t won a single PGA Tour event until last month’s Wells Fargo Championship, but Clark always knew he was capable. His performances just weren’t showing it:
“I feel like I belong on this stage. Even two, three years ago when people didn’t know who I was, I felt like I could still play and compete against the best players in the world. I felt like I’ve shown that this year.”
He attended Colorado’s Valor Christian High School and while preparing for his final high school state championship in 2011, he told The Denver Post: “This is bigger than just me. It’s helping my team and the school and it’s to honour and glorify God.”
His social media accounts include multiple references to his faith. Clark wrote Love Jesus in his Twitter bio and celebrated Easter in 2016 with an Instagram post captioned by the Bible verse 1 Peter 1:3: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Clark who tragically lost his mother to breast cancer in 2013 admitted that all his pain and anger was revealing itself on the golf course after her passing. He didn’t want to step away at the time and firmly believes it was the best thing for him.
His mother was never far from his mind as he celebrated the biggest moment of his career on Sunday. “I just felt like my Mum was watching over me today,” he said while fighting back tears.
Sports Spectrum wrote: “God sustained Clark through the death of his mother and God sustained him through his struggles as a professional golfer. Now, after perhaps his greatest achievement as an athlete, Clark knows only God is worthy to praise.”
Photo: Facebook – Wyndham Clark