Safeway Open R4

Champ tearfully dedicates California PGA win to sick grandfather

September 26-29
Silverado Resort and Spa North, Napa, California
$6,600,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Cameron Champ held on for a one-stroke victory in Sunday’s Safeway Open PGA golf tournament in California, tearfully dedicating the win to his grandfather who is suffering from cancer.

“If I win no more tournaments or 10 more tournaments, this will be the greatest win of my golfing career for sure,” Champ said afterwards.

The American had carded an error-free 67 to take a three-shot lead into the final day.


And he needed all his talent to take just his second PGA tour title, making a four-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish ahead of Adam Hadwin.

Champ had five birdies and overcame a bogey on the 17th hole, ending with a three-under 69 at Silverado Resort.

The 24-year-old’s grandfather Mack Ray Champ, who fostered the younger man’s interest in golf, has stage 4 cancer and is in a hospice.


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Race to Dubai

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos. Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1 Cameron Champ
USA
-17
67
68
67
69
271
2 Adam Hadwin
CAN
-16
68
70
67
67
272
3 Marc Leishman
AUS
-14
70
72
67
65
274
T4 Charles Howell III
USA
-13
73
65
69
68
275
T4 Zac Blair
USA
-13
75
66
66
68
275
T4 Justin Thomas
USA
-13
71
64
71
69
275
T7 Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-12
70
65
75
66
276
T7 Cameron Percy
AUS
-12
70
69
70
67
276
T7 Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-12
69
68
70
69
276
T10 Nick Watney
USA
-11
69
65
72
71
277
T10 Collin Morikawa
USA
-11
72
64
70
71
277
T10 Nick Taylor
CAN
-11
69
66
70
72
277
T13 Corey Conners
CAN
-10
68
73
72
65
278
T13 Mark Hubbard
USA
-10
71
71
67
69
278
T13 Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-10
68
64
76
70
278
T13 Roger Sloan
CAN
-10
70
69
69
70
278
T17 Adam Scott
AUS
-9
65
73
73
68
279
T17 Brian Stuard
USA
-9
70
70
70
69
279
T17 Jim Furyk
USA
-9
71
67
71
70
279
T17 Brandt Snedeker
USA
-9
73
67
69
70
279
T17 Lanto Griffin
USA
-9
69
73
67
70
279
T17 Harold Varner III
USA
-9
72
69
67
71
279
T23 Adam Long
USA
-8
67
68
77
68
280
T23 Brice Garnett
USA
-8
70
70
72
68
280
T23 Scott Harrington
USA
-8
72
70
70
68
280
T23 Harry Higgs
USA
-8
71
69
71
69
280
T23 Francesco Molinari
ITA
-8
66
71
72
71
280
T23 Chesson Hadley
USA
-8
72
69
68
71
280
T23 Andrew Landry
USA
-8
65
74
69
72
280
T23 Daniel Berger
USA
-8
73
69
66
72
280
T23 Brian Gay
USA
-8
70
67
70
73
280
T23 Michael Thompson
USA
-8
71
68
68
73
280
T33 Rafael Campos
PRI
-7
71
71
73
66
281
T33 Isaiah Salinda
USA
-7
72
70
71
68
281
T33 Harris English
USA
-7
70
68
72
71
281
T33 Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-7
69
70
71
71
281
T33 Rhein Gibson
AUS
-7
74
68
66
73
281
T33 Chez Reavie
USA
-7
69
68
69
75
281
T33 Sebastian Munoz
COL
-7
71
67
67
76
281
T40 John Oda
USA
-6
70
66
77
69
282
T40 Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-6
72
69
72
69
282
T40 Kevin Chappell
USA
-6
72
70
71
69
282
T40 Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
69
71
70
72
282
T44 Hank Lebioda
USA
-5
71
70
72
70
283
T44 Bo Hoag
USA
-5
71
70
70
72
283
T44 Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
70
71
70
72
283
T44 Cameron Tringale
USA
-5
68
74
69
72
283
T44 Bud Cauley
USA
-5
69
72
66
76
283
T49 Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-4
69
70
75
70
284
T49 Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-4
70
72
71
71
284
T49 Michael Gligic
CAN
-4
72
69
71
72
284
T52 Rob Oppenheim
USA
-3
68
74
74
69
285
T52 David Hearn
CAN
-3
71
70
72
72
285
T52 Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-3
70
71
72
72
285
T52 Robby Shelton
USA
-3
70
67
74
74
285
T56 Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
68
74
71
73
286
T56 Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
71
70
71
74
286
T56 Talor Gooch
USA
-2
69
69
72
76
286
T56 Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-2
70
71
67
78
286
T60 Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
73
69
72
73
287
T60 Brendan Steele
USA
-1
74
68
72
73
287
T62 Max Homa
USA
Par
70
70
76
72
288
T62 Bo Van Pelt
USA
Par
72
70
72
74
288
T62 Ricky Barnes
USA
Par
72
70
72
74
288
T62 Kristoffer Ventura
NOR
Par
72
70
71
75
288
66 Tyler McCumber
USA
4
74
68
75
75
292
67 Scott Piercy
USA
5
70
72
80
71
293
CUT Abraham Ancer
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT Adam Schenk
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT Anirban Lahiri
IND
-1
72
71
143
CUT Chris Baker
USA
-1
67
76
143
CUT Doc Redman
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
71
72
143
CUT Joel Dahmen
USA
-1
74
69
143
CUT John Huh
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT Kevin Na
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT Kevin Tway
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT Martin Trainer
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT Matthew NeSmith
USA
-1
66
77
143
CUT Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-1
68
75
143
CUT Nate Lashley
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT Nelson Ledesma
ARG
-1
70
73
143
CUT Sepp Straka
AUT
-1
69
74
143
CUT Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
72
71
143
CUT Tom Hoge
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT Austin Cook
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT Brandon Hagy
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
76
68
144
CUT Charley Hoffman
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT Chase Seiffert
USA
Par
69
75
144
CUT Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
Par
72
72
144
CUT Kyle Stanley
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT Luke List
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT Patton Kizzire
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT Phil Mickelson
USA
Par
75
69
144
CUT Ryan Brehm
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT Scott Brown
USA
Par
73
71
144
CUT Wyndham Clark
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT Andres Gonzales
USA
1
70
75
145
CUT Ben Taylor
ENG
1
72
73
145
CUT Henrik Norlander
SWE
1
72
73
145
CUT Jamie Lovemark
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT Jason Dufner
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT Robert Streb
USA
1
76
69
145
CUT Ryan Moore
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT Sam Ryder
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
1
73
72
145
CUT Beau Hossler
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT Brendon Todd
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT Danny Lee
NZL
2
76
70
146
CUT Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT Fred Couples
USA
2
74
72
146
CUT Grayson Murray
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT John Daly
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT Kevin Streelman
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT Martin Laird
SCO
2
73
73
146
CUT Matthew Every
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT Michael Kim
KOR
2
72
74
146
CUT Pat Perez
USA
2
70
76
146
CUT Troy Merritt
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT Vincent Whaley
USA
2
72
74
146
CUT Akshay Bhatia
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
3
71
76
147
CUT Peter Malnati
USA
3
71
76
147
CUT Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
3
72
75
147
CUT Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
3
70
77
147
CUT Stuart Smith
USA
3
72
75
147
CUT Lucas Glover
USA
4
77
71
148
CUT Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
4
74
74
148
CUT Tony Romo
USA
4
70
78
148
CUT Vince Covello
USA
4
69
79
148
CUT Byeong-Hun An
KOR
5
75
74
149
CUT Byron Meth
AUS
5
77
72
149
CUT Colt Knost
USA
5
78
71
149
CUT Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
5
75
74
149
CUT Mark Anderson
USA
5
75
74
149
CUT Michael Gellerman
USA
5
77
72
149
CUT Henry Chung
USA
6
76
74
150
CUT Ben Martin
USA
7
72
79
151
CUT J. J. Spaun
USA
7
74
77
151
CUT George McNeill
USA
9
74
79
153
CUT Chris Stroud
USA
10
76
78
154
CUT Kevin Stadler
USA
11
77
78
155
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