The early theme of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season has been winners under 30, and that theme continued this week at the Safeway Open, where Cameron Champ outlasted Adam Hadwin by one stroke. Cameron started the final round with a three-stroke lead over Nick Taylor, and his opening birdie got him started in the right direction. He made birdies on 5, 6, and 9 with just one bogey on the 8th to make the turn in 3-under 33. A string of pars on the back nine gave players like Hadwin an opportunity, and Champ’s bogey on 17 reduced his lead to one stroke with the par-5 18th to play. Adam Hadwin birdied the last to tie the lead, but Cameron Champ hit a massive drive on the last, and after an approach on the green and a two-putt year, the 24-year-old had his 2nd career PGA Tour victory.
Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas for the Shriner Hospitals for Children Open.