If you haven’t heard of Cameron Champ, you will, pretty soon.
Champ is a PGA Tour rookie, fresh off the Web.com Tour and he may be one of the longest hitters on tour.
He qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open and was AVERAGING 339 yards off the tee in the first round at Erin Hills.
Champ (great name for a golfer) posted eight birdies on his card Thursday at the Country Club of Jackson and grabbed the first round lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
It was one-two for Camerons in Mississippi Thursday. Cameron Tringale was a shot off Champ’s pace with a six-under par 66.
The is an “opposite-field” cross-over season event for the PGA Tour. It is a field inhabited by journeymen and starry-eyed Web.com kids like Champ. Champ, 23, played college golf at Texas A&M. He was a winner on the Web.com Tour at the Utah Championship last season. It boosted helped him finish in the top 25 and earned him his PGA Tour card.