10 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Champ

How much do you know about the big-hitting American? We've got you covered with this piece.

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How much do you know about the big-hitting American? We've got you covered with this piece.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Champ

A lot has been written about Cameron Champ and the ridiculous distances he hits the golf ball but there is a lot more to the young professional than that. Here are 10 things you didn't know about him.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Champ

1. Champ was born in Sacramento, California.

2. It was Champ's grandfather Mack that introduced him to the game of golf. Mack told Golf.com that he would pick his grandson up from school every day and take him to play golf at nearby courses, playing nine holes, hitting balls, and more.

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3. Champ's father is called Jeff and mother is called Lisa. He also has three siblings, Madion, Melissa and Brent.

4. Sport clearly runs in the family as his father Jeff played baseball professionally for two years for the Baltimore Orioles organisation.

5. Champ turned pro in 2017.

6. Playing on the Web.com Tour in 2018, he averaged a monstrous 343 yards off the tee.

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Champ embraces his father and then calls his grandfather after winning (Getty Images)

7. Champ has had two wins on the PGA Tour so far. His first came at the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship and the next one was at the 2019 Safeway Open. The second win was of particular importance to Cameron because Mack was in hospice at the time. "For me to do something like this, for me to win, and for him to be able to witness and watch on TV, I know he was probably amped up," Champ said to PGA Tour.com. "For him to be able to see me make that putt on 18 on the 72nd hole, that will go down as the greatest moment ever in my career."

8. He attended Texas A&M University.

9. Champ was part of the victorious US Walker Cup team in 2017. He played four matches losing twice, winning once and halving once.

10. Champ started working with Sean Foley when he was just 14 years old. We are yet to confirm if they are still doing so.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22