Golf champ Wyndham Clark bagged his first major tournament win with a US Open triumph, then declared: “This win is part of God’s plan for me.”
Clark held off UK favourite Rory McIlroy to take the title at the Los Angeles Country Club by one stroke.
It was only the second tournament win of the 29-year-old’s pro career, with the Denver-born golfer revealing he’d struggled with his mental health after his mother’s death, affecting his game.
But he battled through, taking his first pro title at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, adding the US Open only a month later.
“I’m really glad I stuck it through,” he said. “God has a plan for me, and it’s obviously far greater than I could ever have imagined.
“Being here now, I feel so blessed, and it’s surreal to look back on my journey over the last seven to ten years.”
His mum, a former Miss New Mexico, died of breast cancer, but not before giving her son a prophecy, telling him: “You will make it onto the PGA tour, and your battle will be a testimony of God’s grace and your Christian faith.”