On The Fringe GolfFILE - Wyndham Clark watches his fairway shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., in this Friday, May 21, 2021, file photo. Clark finally made it into the U.S. Open this year after a decade of trying. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Clark made his first trip to Ohio for U.S. Open qualifying when he was 17 and had just finished his junior year of high school in Colorado. He said that wasn't even the first time he tried to get into the U.S. Open. But when Clark saw that Columbus offered more spots than any of the other qualifying sites, he liked his odds.