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Cameron Champ Confirms Promise With First PGA Tour Title.

Cameron Champ celebrates on the 72nd green at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
It is appropriate that Californian Cameron Champ’s first PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship comes in the same month as the release of the movie ‘A Star is Born’ because it appears that a star has been born on golf's biggest circuit.  

Champ’s four-shot victory over Canadian Corey Conners in just his second event as a cardholder on the PGA Tour confirms the talent he had already displayed on the Web.Com Tour in 2018 and adds further to the growing legend that the long-hitting youngster is already creating.

The 23-year-old was locked in a tight final round battle with Conners at Jackson Country Club in Mississippi until edging clear over the final few holes with five birdies in his last six holes.

Champ will move close to the top 120 in the world rankings after starting the year outside the top 1000 and it appears there is a lot more to come for the former Texas A&M star. 

Already one of the most - if not the most - powerful hitters in the world of professional golf, Champ also displayed a deft touch around the greens for his impressive victory.

Champ was obviously delighted but grateful for those who have supported him to this point.

"First off like to thank my parents, my family and friends, everyone close around me through all the years," said the winner. "Obviously this year has been a big rollercoaster. This time last year I was in school; made it through Q-School, then the Web, graduated from there, and then obviously my second start on the PGA TOUR I won.

"It's just been an amazing year. Obviously thank Nike PING and Srixon for all they do for me. My coach, Sean Foley, my agent, Chris Armstrong, and then obviously last but not least is definitely Papa Champ back home.

"I wish he could be here, but obviously with the circumstances it would have been kind of hard for him to get here. I definitely know he was probably home watching it all day long. He's the man that was able to make this happen for me."

The Australians were headed by Curtis Luck who finished 50th while Stuart Appleby was 68th.

The PGA Tour now moves to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin.

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