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Wyndham Clark declared AT&T Pro-Am winner after tournament shortened by weather

The 18th hole on the Pebble Beach green in fair weather.
Jerimiah Oetting
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KAZU News
The 18th hole on the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Pebble Beach green, taken Jan. 31, 2024. Winner Wyndham Clark said during a press conference on Feb. 4 that hole 18 was his favorite, since it established his record-breaking round 3 and "felt like the end of the tournament."

The PGA Tour Rules Committee declared Wyndham Clark the AT&T Pro-Am winner Sunday evening, announcing play on Monday was canceled out of an abundance of caution to Pebble Beach residents.

The decision was made in consultation with Monterey County emergency officials, given the currently active shelter-in-place order for Pebble Beach, which is among the many Monterey County neighborhoods still without power.

Clark takes home his third PGA Tour victory, winning by one stroke over Swedish golfer Ludvig Åberg after a record-setting round 3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, when he shot 60 to overtake the previous round record of 62.

He said in a press conference today that after his round 3, he was telling people he felt like he had “just won the tournament with how much media I was doing”, despite having another round to play.

“Waking up and then they cancel the day, your mind is just sitting there and you're trying not to go too far into the future, and you're trying to get your mind right to play for the fourth round,” Clark said recalled. “Then … I get a call and they say, ‘Hey, we're going to cancel it and you're the winner.’ So it's just been a whirlwind of emotions and feelings, and it's … pretty surreal right now.”

He added that the Pro-Am in particular is “very special” for him and his caddie John Ellis, who grew up in San Jose, “mainly because it’s [Pebble Beach] both of our favorite place in the world.”

“He has always told me that, ‘If there’s one thing you do in your career, whether you win a hundred times or one time, I just hope one of them is at Pebble Beach,’” Clark said of Ellis, for whom Pebble Beach was a place he “dreamed of winning at.”

Clark’s victory also renders the Pro-Am a 54-hole tournament, the first on PGA Tour since the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The Pro-Am was also shortened to 54 holes in 2009.

Janelle Salanga is a reporter for KAZU. Prior to joining the station, they covered Sacramento communities and helped start the SacramenKnow newsletter at CapRadio.
Jerimiah Oetting is KAZU’s news director. Prior to his career in public media, he was a field biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.