WATCH: NFL star FREAKS OUT over Wyndham Clark winning putt

An NFL all-star was overjoyed when Wyndham Clark tapped in his winning putt Sunday.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2023
WATCH: NFL star FREAKS OUT over Wyndham Clark winning putt

An NFL star might've just been the happiest person on earth when Wyndham Clark tapped in his winning putt at the US Open on Sunday.

Clark, 29, shot a final-round even-par 70 at Los Angeles Country Club last week to hold off Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler for his maiden major championship.

The Colorado product started the beginning of last month without a win on the PGA Tour. But, between now and then, he's notched two victories - the Wells Fargo Championship, and now, the US Open.

"You know, this is now my second win on the PGA TOUR and first one was surreal and this one is surreal. It hasn't quite hit me yet. Walking up 18 was pretty emotional, and then finishing," Clark told reporters after his win on Sunday.

"But yeah, it's been a whirlwind of the last five, six weeks. It's been -- just so blessed and humbled to be here."

Clark himself was emotional from the second he tapped in the final putt that won the tournament by one-stroke over four-time major winner McIlroy.

But, it seems, no one might've been more happy than NFL running back Christian McCaffrey. 

McCaffrey, 27, is currently in his sixth season in the league after being traded from the Carolina Panthers to the San Francisco 49ers mid-way through last season.

During his six seasons, he's been selected for multiple Pro Bowls, and has been named to both the first and second all-pro teams.

And it turns out, McCaffrey also went to high school in Colorado with the newest major champion in golf.

And quite understandably, the NFL pro was elated when his long-time friend clinched the 123rd US Open.

Here's a clip of McCaffrey freaking out after Clark won:

McCaffrey had also congratulated Clark after his maiden PGA Tour win last month.

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