20 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Young

Here are 20 facts on Cameron Young, one of the best young players in the world of golf

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Cameron Young

1. Cameron Young was born in Scarborough, New York on May 07, 1997.

2. Young is a Titleist staff player and plays a full bag of clubs from the brand. He also uses a Titleist Left Dot Pro V1 golf ball.

3. Young attended Wake Forest University, a school famous for its college golf program. Whilst there he studied Economics and he graduated in 2019.

4. As a freshman, in 2015, he won the U.S. Collegiate Championship and the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, becoming the first Demon Deacon to win twice during the fall season since Bill Haas in 2002-03.

5. Young made it to the second round of the 2015 U.S. Amateur, losing to Spain’s Jon Rahm.

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6. Young earned his first PGA Tour card with a 19th-place finish on the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List.

7. His father David Young was and still is the head professional at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Westchester County, New York. He was instrumental along with his mom who played golf and his aunt is a teaching professional.

8. Young was a member of both the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup team and Junior World Cup team. At the former, he helped the USA win 16-8. He played in three matches, winning 1.5 points, including a win alongside fellow PGA Tour professional Davis Riley (pictured above).

9. He defeated some of the best juniors in the country to win the 2014 AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens

10. Young made his US Open debut after earning medalist honors in the Purchase, N.Y., sectional qualifier. He shot 75-76 at Pebble Beach in 2019 to miss the cut.

11. He won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2021, with his wins at the AdventHealth Championship and Evans Scholars Invitational coming in back-to-back weeks at the end of May.

12. He won two professional events while still an amateur - the 2017 New York State Open and the 2018 Westchester Open.

13. Young's highest career world ranking is 13th.

14. As of July 2023, he has won over $11m on the PGA Tour.

15. He is still searching for his first PGA Tour win. He has six runners-up finishes, including at the 150th Open in 2021.

16. Like many pros, Cameron Young lives in Jupiter, Florida.

17. Young is one of the longest hitters and best drivers of the ball in the game. During the 2021/22 PGA Tour season he ranked 3rd in driving distance with an average of 319.3 yards. He was also 2nd in 'Strokes Gained: Off the tee' for that season.

18. He was PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for the 2021/22 season.

19. His caddie is Paul Tesori, who was previously on the bag of Webb Simpson for many years. The pair started working together at the 2023 WGC-Match Play, where Young finished as runner-up. "He has a wealth of golf knowledge and course knowledge for everywhere we go on the PGA Tour," Young said. "He is a massive resource for me in that way."

20. His home course in Florida is The Dye Preserve, which boasts a number of professional golfers as members. Corey Conners, Joaquin Niemann, Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Taylor Pendrith, Mito Pereira and Chase Koepka all play there.

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