Wyndham Clark Injury Update: Nasty ‘Back Pain’ Scare Forces PGA Tour Pro to Admit His Doubts


May 6, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Wyndham Clark hits his tee shot on 16 during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
More often than not, misfortune might hit an athlete out of the blue. Intriguingly, Wyndham Clark would know. Why? Well, the golfer went ahead and suffered a back injury, leading him to be only able to just chip and putt the golf balls during his practice rounds due to the same. But that was not all; it happened just ahead of the Texas Children’s Houston Open, which will kick off soon.
The 30-year-old later divulged how serious of an injury he was sporting during the time. The three-time PGA Tour winner didn’t shy away from admitting how it may very well lead to a setback in the coming weeks!
Wyndham Clark hopes for a healthy tee-off
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“I threw it out. I was in pretty bad shape yesterday,” divulged the American pro as he recounted the injury he suffered in his back. But even so, a proper response from his team, whom he dubs nothing short of “great,” was able to help him. Interestingly, he said, “I have a great team that has gotten me to be able to swing and hit,” before adding, “I did a bunch of rehab and I was able to hit balls today. So just in a short time I’ve improved a ton and I think I’ll be ready for tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, revealing the reason behind the misfortune on the following day, the 1-time major champ disclosed how he “just got caught in an awkward spot doing a lift” at the gym. However, the 2023 U.S. Open champ was quick to express his eagerness to play. “I’m going to give it my best effort tomorrow and hopefully I can play and compete.” he said before adding, “If not, I’ve got to get ready for tournaments to come after this,” while alluding to the upcoming events, including the Masters. It seems he knows when to take a step back.
Also, he touched upon the timing of the whole thing as he mentioned, “It’s not a good week to throw your back out because this is going to be a grip and rip it, bomb it down as far as you can.” Moreover, displaying his philanthropic side, Wyndham Clark expressed his ardor to play with the kids battling with heart transplants and cancer, ahead of the event, “I wanted to make sure I could be here for that.”
In the meantime, it is natural to ask, ‘What’s with the golfer exuding eagerness to play the event despite the injury?’ Well, Clark has been in very good form recently, and thus, it is quite natural to be expectant of a win this time around at the Memorial Park Golf Course.
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A hark back to Clark’s 2024 PGA Tour run
Although he did not have the best of starts at the Sentry, followed by the American Express, finishing T29 and T39, respectively, he was able to jump back in form soon after. Fascinatingly, he followed it with a win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which got shortened to 54 holes owing to unfavorable weather conditions.
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The next two events were not that good for Wyndham Clark but he followed the same with a couple of amazing finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the PLAYERS Championship, both of which he finished at T2 behind Scottie Scheffler. Thus, he would be hoping to continue his momentum all the while aiming for a win past the current No. 1 on the rankings.


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