Blaine, Minnesota – Cameron Champ won the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities with blistering rounds of 67, 67 and 66 over the final 54 holes to finish at 15 under par. Champ, who had been suffering through a tough season (falling to 119th in the OWGR), carded a bogey-free final round Sunday – a two-shot victory over a trio which included Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonny Vegas and Charl Schwartzel.
“Again, coming down the stretch I felt very calm, very relaxed and kind of in my zone,” said Champ. “Obviously eighteen made it a little interesting. I felt like I hit a great second shot from where that lie was, and obviously hit a great approach there into about two feet and made the putt.”
Champ, never known as a solid putter – had a remarkable +8.480 in Strokes Gained Putting at TPC Twin Cities, which was pivotal in his victory.
It’s his third TOUR win in 76 starts, Champ joined Morikawa, Rahm and DeChambeau as players 27 or younger (Champ’s 26 years old) to win in each of the last three seasons.
Cam Champ moved to 49th in the Fedex Cup points standings and No. 56 on the money list. He also vaulted to No. 66 in the Official World Golf Rankings.