Winner’s Circle: Cameron Champ Claims Victory at the Safeway Open

Cameron Champ Wins Safeway Open
Cameron Champ reacts to winning the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort on Sep 29, 2019 in Napa, CA. Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

With a birdie on the final hole, Cameron Champ posted a final-round 67 to claim a one-stroke victory at the Safeway Open.

Champ finished his final day at Silverado Country Club with five birdies against two birdies to reach 17-under par, one better than Adam Hadwin (65).

The win was Champ’s second of his young career, and will move the 24-year old Northern California native back into the top 100 in the world rankings.


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Pro-File

Name: Cameron Mackray Champ
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: June 15, 1995 (age 24)
Native: Sacramento, California
College: Texas A&M


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Cameron Champ -17 (-3)
2. Adam Hadwin -16 (-5)
3. Marc Leishman -14 (-7)
4. Charles Howell III -13 (-4)
4. Zac Blair -13 (-4)
4. Justin Thomas -13 (-3)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Champ – $1,118,000
  • Hadwin – $719,400
  • Leishman – $455,400


Champ’s Winning Numbers

Cameron Champ Wins Safeway Open
Cameron Champ waits to hit on the sixth green during the final round of the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort on Sep 29, 2019 in Napa, CA. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Topline Stats

Driving: 337.1 yards (1st)
Fairways: 30/56, 53.6% (39th)
Greens: 53/72, 73.6% (16th)
Putts/GIR: 92/1.736 (53rd)
Scores: 21 Birdies, 47 Pars, 4 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

Off The Tee: 6.696 (1st)
Approach To Green: 2.799 (21st)
Around The Green: 2.020 (30th)
Putting: 2.025 (39th)
Tee To Green: 11.516 (1st)
Total: 13.540 (1st)


WITB: Cameron Champ

Cameron Champ Wins Safeway Open
Cameron Champ hits at the seventh tee during the final round of the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort on Sep 29, 2019 in Napa, CA. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Driver: PING G400 (7.9˚)
Fairway: PING G400 (14.5°)
Irons: PING i500 (3-4)
Irons: PING iBlade (5-PW)
Gap: PING Glide Forged (50°)
Sand: PING Glide Forged (54˚)
Lob: PING Glide Forged (60˚)
Putter: Ping PLD Answer 2 Prototype
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Apparel: Nike


Money & Points

With his win, Champ earned $1,188,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 2 in the PGA Tour’s points standings.

Champ also received 48 OWGR points, and will jump 100 spots (from 170th) to No. 70 in the world rankings.


Video: Champ’s Shot of the Day


2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 2
Cuts Made: 2
Wins: 1 (Safeway Open)
Earnings: $1,160,364‬ (3)
FedExCup Pts: 526 (2)
World Rank Before/After: 170/70


Champ’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 2
2019 Safeway Open
2018 Sanderson Farms Championship
Web.com Tour: 1
2018 Utah Championship


Quotable

Cameron Champ Wins Safeway Open
Cameron Champ poses with the trophy after winning the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort on Sep 29, 2019 in Napa, CA. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

“No matter if I win one more tournament, 10 more tournaments, whatever it may be, this will be the greatest moment of my golf career.”
Cameron Champ, 2019 Safeway Open Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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