Clark followed up his maiden PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship in May by winning his first major championship by one stroke over Rory McIlroy at The Los Angeles Country Club. Clark, who had missed the cut in his two previous U.S. Open starts, carded a final-round 70, which included remarkable up-and-down pars on Nos. 9, 11 and 17. The Denver, Colo., native grew up at Cherry Hills Country Club, site of three U.S. Opens and a U.S. Women's Open. His decorated amateur career included a pair of Colorado state high school titles at Valor Christian, the same school that produced current San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey. Clark played on the school's basketball team with McCaffrey. Clark starred at Oklahoma State before transferring to the University of Oregon for the 2016-17 season, where he won the Pacific-12 Conference title and was named Golfweek magazine's Player of the Year. Clark lost his mother, Lise, to breast cancer in 2012. His father, Randall, was a former collegiate and professional tennis player before injuries ended his career.