Wyndham Clark Seemed to Take Shot at LIV Golf After Struggling in First Round of Masters

Apr 11, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Wyndham Clark lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Masters.
Apr 11, 2024; Augusta, Georgia, USA; Wyndham Clark lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Masters. / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Reigning U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark is playing in his first Masters Tournament this week, and his lack of experience at Augusta National showed at times during his opening round in which he shot a one-over-par 73.

Clark spoke with reporters after the round and seemed to take a dig at LIV Golf and the 54-hole tournament format that league plays by. LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau, who also has won a U.S. Open, leads the Masters after finishing with a seven-under 65, which put him eight shots ahead of Clark.

Clark had this to say about his chances of catching the leaders after his slow start to the tournament:

Juicy.

We'll see if Clark will be able to get into contention in Friday's second round.


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