Wyndham Clark says the best thing about Team USA's Ryder Cup side is the absence of scar tissue as he opened up on the improvement to his mental game.
The 29-year-old will make his debut in the contest having secured his spot in Zach Johnson's team largely thanks to his U.S. Open victory in June.
Clark has already seen what type of challenge the course will present having been a part of the group that went on last week's excursion to Italy.
The golfer said some players opened up 'more than they probably ever had to me'.
"The weekend really felt like college golf on steroids," Clark told SI.
Team USA are going into the Ryder Cup hoping to become the first side in more than three decades to be victorious on European soil.
And Clark believes one of the best things for their team is 'a little bit of ignorance'.
Clark also told the publication that one of the key reasons he has improved his game over the last 12 months is down to a better mental approach.
He doesn't have a swing coach or putting coach because it helps him 'own his swing' and figure out what's going wrong without getting too technical.
It hasn't always been positive for Clark, who explained that before 2022 he 'self-sabotaged'.
At times he let his emotions get the better of him and would snap clubs routinely.
Now he is reaping the benefits, he said.
He added: "There isn't a trick to it. I wish there was some magic pill you could take and you'd be mentally strong. It really requires a lot of work."
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