Photo – Cameron Champ
The field for the Australian PGA Championship received a significant boost today with the news that one of the rising stars of the PGA Tour, Cameron Champ, will tee it up at RACV Royal Pines on December 19th.
24 year old Champ, already with two PGA Tour titles to his name in just 13 months as a PGA Tour member, won the second of those events just three weeks ago when successful at the Safeway Open in his home state of California.
While Champ has already proven himself as a winner on the PGA Tour it is his notoriety as one of the game’s longest hitters that will be of huge appeal to those attending Royal Pines.
Champ, a former Walker Cup team member comfortably led the driving distance stats on the PGA Tour in his rookie season in 2019 with an average distance of 317 yards and in the early stages of the new PGA Tour season he sits just behind Tony Finau.
Champ will join a field that includes 2013 winner and Australia’s leading ranked player, Adam Scott, and 2017 and 2018 champion Cameron Smith, both of who have been in fine form of late with Smith finishing 3rd behind Justin Thomas in Korea last and Scott 5th at the Japan Open last weekend.