Champ is here: Rookie's future looks bright after first win

The long-hitting wunderkind had turned heads all week with his eye-popping stats and swing speed en route to building a four-shot lead heading into the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship. But it was his own physics-defying motion that nearly proved his undoing, as his driver head cracked on the range less than 30 minutes before his final tee time.

Collisions that occur from swings pushing 130 miles per hour can turn equipment fractures into an occupational hazard.

While Champ had a backup driver available, he struggled for much of the round and ultimately was caught by Corey Conners at the turn. But with the tournament hanging in the balance, Champ once again relied on his biggest weapon to leave Conners and the rest of the field in his dust, winning his first PGA Tour title by four shots while asserting that his talent is ready for the game's biggest stage.

“It just means everything,” Champ said. “It’s all the hard work over the years, all the sacrifices my family has made for me to have this opportunity.”

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 29 Oct 2018 07:41:20

 



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