With just one week to go until the 2023 Ryder Cup, anticipation and excitement are starting to build up among golf fans worldwide. One player who is particularly eager for the event to kick off is rookie Wyndham Clark, who is hoping for a blockbuster matchup with Rory McIlroy.
Clark made headlines earlier this year when he stared down McIlroy at the U.S. Open and captured his first major championship. Now, he wants another chance to prove himself against the Ulsterman in Rome next week.
In a recent interview with Golf Channel, Clark boldly stated, “That is exactly who I want, I would love to play Rory. I have the utmost respect for Rory – he is one of our great ambassadors of our game. He is obviously one of the best of all time and he is still going so he can be that. I have tons of respect for Rory and because of that respect, I also want to beat him. I like to think I am better than him and I want to prove that.”
Clark believes that a matchup between him and McIlroy would be a thrilling experience for both the players and the fans. As both players are known for their length off the tee, it would be a battle of the long-ball hitters. Clark sees himself as the underdog in this potential matchup, comparing it to a “David and Goliath” scenario. Regardless of the outcome, Clark is excited for the opportunity to compete against McIlroy and showcase his skills.
If Clark doesn’t face McIlroy, he has his sights set on two other formidable competitors from Team Europe—Viktor Hovland and Jon Rahm. Clark had a previous loss to Hovland in college and would like a chance to redeem himself. He also has a friendly rivalry with Rahm as they both live in Arizona and often play together. Clark believes that any matchup against these top players would be a lot of fun.
The 2023 Ryder Cup is set to begin on Friday, September 29th, at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy. Golf fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see which players will face off against each other and witness the intense competition that the Ryder Cup always brings.
In the meantime, fans can show their support and anticipation for the event by reacting to the news and sharing their thoughts on social media platforms. It’s clear that there is a lot of excitement building up, and the Ryder Cup promises to be a thrilling tournament that will captivate golf fans everywhere.