Is Cameron Champ the Most Overrated PGA Tour Player?

Cameron Champ
Cameron Champ lines up a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Feb 1, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

I was scanning Instagram the other day, watching a viral video of Cameron Champ during the final round of the Zurich Classic. The Texas Tech alum was hitting his ball in front of a gator.

As most of us do, I scanned the comments and noticed a bit of a debate going on. The question was this: Is Cameron Champ the most overrated golfer on the tour?

I never thought of it before, but I was surprised to learn a few of things, which brought up another debate: would Cameron Champ even be a blip on the radar if he were not a woke social justice golfer?

I think the answer to that question is obvious. No way, Chi Chi.

While he’s known for two quick wins to start his career – first at the 2018 Sanderson (just his second start), and then again at the 2019 Safeway (in his second start of the following season), Champ doesn’t have much of anything else.

Like anything.

Cameron Champ
Cameron Champ putts while wearing black and white Nike shoes featuring the text Jacob Blake BLM (Black Lives Matter) during a practice round for the BMW Championship on the North Course at Olympia Fields CC on Aug 26, 2020 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

So why is he considered a PGA Tour star? Well he did start his career on high note – winning in just his second start, and producing his only good stretch, going T25, 1, T28, T10, and 6th in his first five starts. That’s pretty impressive no matter which way you cut it. But it’s also clear he gets added exposure by wearing mismatched shoes and being aligned with the woke leftwing media.

Back to being overrated. Since that impressive five-start stretch to kick off his career, Champ has been mostly horrible.

Including those two victories, he’s made 59 PGA Tour starts and doesn’t own a single additional top-5. Not one. He has compiled four top-10s, and six top-20s.

On his career, he’s missed the cut more than he’s finished in the top 30.

His current season reads like this: MC, MC, T42, T8, T19, T31, MC, MC, MC, T48, MC, MC, T34, and T26.

Something else I found odd: he’s never once cracked the top 50 in the world rankings. Or the top 60. Not once! His highest career ranking is 67. He’s currently No. 92 and once that 2019 win falls off (soon), he could slide into oblivion.

Has there ever been a tour player with less credentials, who’s gotten so much exposure? And let’s be real. He’s not exactly charismatic with an outgoing personality. In fact he rarely smiles, and comes off as brooding and uninterested.

Cameron Champ’s Overrated PGA Tour Career

Starts: 59
Wins: 2
2nd: 0
3rd: 0
4th: 0
5th: 0
6-10th: 4
11-20th: 6
21-30th: 10
31-40th: 3
41-50th: 4
51-60th: 3
61-75th: 5
Missed-cut: 23

Thoughts and comments are welcome.

3 COMMENTS

  1. An unnecessary negative article. Nobody has ever suggested that Cameron Champ is a star he is a young player who is still trying to get there. He gets a bit of attention because of the length of his drives. Find something else to write about and try to make it more positive.

  2. He did start strong like you noted. And many were excited about his game. So much potential. But then he got caught up in the whole Nike social justice garbage which turned millions of fans off. (Get woke go broke.) I gave him a pass figuring he’s young and just following nike’s money.

    But then he transitioned to the BLM stuff last year and that was it for me. BLM is an avowed Marxist group that were literally burning down American cities and tearing down America’s history. Screw that!

    If you want to side politically and socially with Marxist, there are tens of millions who have opposing opinions and will want zero to do with your brand.

    The golf demographic is far more conservative and politically right leaning than the nba – which he always tries to equate his stance with.

  3. Take a look at his performances SINCE this article. Not only is he missing cuts, he’s finishing at or near the bottom of every tournament.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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