/Known for his long drives, this Champ can thank his putter for his first PGA Tour win

Known for his long drives, this Champ can thank his putter for his first PGA Tour win

This is golf’s equivalent to cruise control. Champ then wailed his driver at 130 mph during Champ’s practice session. His club head cracked. This is golf’s equivalent of a flat tire. He didn’t have to worry about it, as he had another driver put his head in the trunk, a spare, if you will. His round started. He birdied the second hole, and he was still cruising. To maintain a three-shot advantage over Corey Conners with whom he was currently playing, he parred the third hole. Champ’s golf engine started to leak oil. Champ bogeyed holes 7 and 8, and his lead was now one. Champ lost the lead when Conners birdied the 9th. It’s not easy to win your first PGA Tour event. Champ was suddenly confronted with a major detour on his way to victory. He chilly-dipped an 11th-hole chip shot and was forced to settle for a par which seemed like another bogey. Champ and Conners made it to the 13th hole. It was a race between two men. This was Champ’s moment. It doesn’t matter how fast you drive, or how many yards you average, if you don’t get the putts in the right time. Champ does what? Champ birdies the par-313th to match Conners’ birdie. Then he switches into overdrive. He then birdies the par-5 14th and the par-4 15th. Then he shifts into overdrive. Tournament golf is known for doing this four times in a row. Conners, a 26 year-old Canadian looking for his first PGA Tour win, couldn’t keep up. Cameron Mackray Champ, a 26-year-old Canadian, won his first PGA Tour win, which was worth $792,000. He won’t be the last. He is a native Californian and a former Texas A & M Agie. He showed that despite the possibility of a breakdown, he still has the guts, moxie, and grit to win at the Country Club of Jackson. He made all the important shots, all the crucial putts. That’s golf. Champ is well-known for his long drives and excellent ball-striking abilities. He acknowledged that his putter won the tournament for him on Sunday. Champ stated, “Putting is the area of my game that I have worked most on,” Champ added. “Because my ball striking has always given me a lot of birdie chances. It’s great when they pay off.” Champ birdied the par-4, 505-yard 18th to extend his winning margin to four shots. This was his lead at the start of the day. Champ (65-70-64-68 – 267) recorded the lowest 72-hole score in Mississippi since the tournament’s original PGA Tour event moved to Country Club of Jackson five years ago from Annandale, Madison and Madison. This was the result Joe Sanderson, Sanderson Farms CEO, had in mind when he moved the tournament here in fall 2014. The course was in perfect condition and the weather was perfect for post-card play. The course appeared even more beautiful on The Golf Channel’s worldwide coverage than it did in person. The largest ever gallery at the event was visible Sunday, although no official figures were available. Sanderson stated, “I’ve never seen anywhere close to that many people at this golf course.” “We are thrilled with how everything went this year.” Over the tournament’s 51 years, the main selling point was that you could see the future stars of golf up close as they progress to the top. This Champ is more true this year than ever.