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Wyndham Clark’s unexpected hot take on the Olympics will make Ryder Cup fans shake their heads

Wyndham Clark likes to voice his opinions, even if the majority of people don’t like them.

Last year he tried to blame Rory McIlroy and Team Europe before the Ryder Cup in Rome, and earlier this year he missed out on qualifying for the Masters by blaming the LIV Golf 54-hole tournament.

But his comments about the Olympics may be his hottest yet.

Clark is one of four Americans Who represents Representing the United States in Olympic golf, joining Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, and Xander Schauffele.

“The Ryder Cup is the biggest event in golf but with golf now being an Olympic sport it’s probably going to be even bigger because you’re representing your country at a bigger level,” Clarke said.

“Hopefully, all four of us can try and get on the podium and bring home a medal for the U.S. and win the medal total. But that would be amazing. Definitely going to be the coolest team I’ve ever had.”

The 2023 U.S. Open winner is entitled to his opinion, but it’s pretty interesting to see a professional golfer representing a bigger country in the Olympics than he is in the Ryder Cup.

Clark made his Ryder Cup debut last September when the European team embarrassed the U.S. in Rome, where he led the U.S. to 1.5 points at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

“Knowing I made the team, it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, unlike when I was just hanging on,” he said. “So now that I’m on the team, it doesn’t matter if I’m first or fourth, as long as I’m on the team, so it’s just awesome to finally make the team.”

It’s no wonder he’s so excited, since becoming an Olympian is a huge honor. Clark may just be excited about wearing a patriotic J. Lindbergh costume.

It’s still odd for a professional golfer to rank a team higher than the Ryder Cup, since the Ryder Cup is one of the few opportunities a golfer gets to play for their country with their teammates.

Maybe Clark is just different and being an Olympian is something special for him.

Are the Olympics more important than the Ryder Cup? Let me know in the comments.

Savannah Lee Richardson is a golf staff writer for SB Nation Playing Through. Follow us for more golf articles. Follow You can follow us on all major social platforms. You can also follow us on Twitter Follow Instagram: @savannah_leigh_sports

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