Clark shot a 68 in the final round, finishing the tournament with a score of 19-under 265, which is the second-best score in relation to par in tournament history, behind Rory McIlroy's 21-under in 2015.
Clark, who is ranked 80th in the world, showed tremendous poise and resilience after surrendering his two-shot lead to Schauffele early in the final round. However, Clark bounced back, playing the last 11 holes in 4 under, including a crucial birdie on the 8th hole that helped him tie the score and then take the lead for good on the 9th hole.
Schauffele struggled with his driver, missing four straight fairways, while Clark kept the pressure on, sinking birdie putts on the 10th and 12th holes. Despite a bogey on the 18th hole, Clark was overcome with emotion, unable to hold back tears, after sinking his final putt to seal the win.
Clark had been showing signs of his impending victory, having finished in the top six in three of the last five tournaments, including a third-place finish at the Zurich Classic. Nonetheless, his first win on the PGA Tour did not come easy, but his perseverance and calm under pressure proved that he has the makings of a champion.