He’s known for being the longest hitter in professional golf, but if that’s all you have, you can’t become a champ. And that is exactly what Cameron Champ is. The Tour rookie won the Sanderson Farms Championship in late 2018 and appears poised for more success. Champ first burst upon the national scene as an amateur in 2017 at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, where he was in the top 10 after two rounds before falling back. He then qualified for the Web.com Tour, winning the Utah Championship in 2018, and finished sixth on the money list to earn his Tour card for 2018-19. His win at the Sanderson Farms Championship means Champ will be playing on the Tour for at least two more seasons, but given his talent and skill, keeping his Tour card is probably the least of his worries. What separates Champ from other long hitters is the smoothness of his action. Although his driver swing speed is regularly clocked at 129 mph, it appears he’s hitting wedges. He led the Web.com Tour in driving distance in 2018 at over 340 yards, although during his rookie Tour season he has not come close to approaching that. Look for Champ to be a champ for a long time.
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