PGA Tour

Sanderson Farms Championship

October 25-28

Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi

$4,400,000

October 25-28

Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi

$4,400,000

Round 4

Cameron Champ captured his first US PGA title

October 28, 2018

American rookie Cameron Champ captured his first US PGA title on Sunday, making birdies on five of the last six holes to win the Sanderson Farms Championship by four strokes.

The 23-year-old Californian, in only his ninth tour start, took a wire-to-wire victory with a final-round four-under par 68 to finish 72 holes at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi on 21-under 267.

"It just means everything, all the hard work over the years, all the sacrifices my family made for me to have this opportunity. Now to be a PGA Tour winner is just unreal."

Champ outlasted Canada's Corey Conners, who got married last weekend and nearly won his first PGA title but settled for his best tour result, shooting 68 to finish on 271.

Champ concluded a run of four birdies in a row by rolling in a curving putt from 38 feet on a shadow-filled 16th green to seize a two-stroke advantage.

At the par-4 17th, Champ was short of the green and rolled his third shot 15 feet past the cup before sinking a tricky downhill par putt, keeping his margin after Conners left a 17-foot birdie putt just short.

Conners closed with a bogey while Champ sank a seven-foot birdie putt to end it, then hugged his father Jeff and yelled over a cell phone to his grandfather, who introduced him to golf.

"Grandpa, we did it for you," Champ said.

Champ began with a four-stroke lead when the day began and tapped in for birdie at the par-5 third, but took back-to-back bogeys at the par-3 seventh after missing the green and the par-4 eighth after finding water off the tee.

"Today was a new experience for me," Champ said. "The front side was a little bit of nerves. The back side I put it all together and brought it home."

Conners birdied the par-4 second from 11 feet and the par-5 third from six feet to tighten the gap, then concluded the front nine with a 13-foot birdie putt to grab a share of the lead as the back nine began.

Both birdied the par-3 13th but Champ followed by sinking a 19-foot birdie at the par-5 14th while Conners blasted out of a bunker and missed an 18-foot birdie putt.

Each then birdied the par-4 15th to leave Champ ahead by one as the tension mounted.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Cameron Champ
USA
-21
65
70
64
68
267
2
Corey Conners
CAN
-17
71
68
64
68
271
T3
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-15
69
69
71
64
273
T3
Sam Burns
USA
-15
69
70
66
68
273
T5
Anders Albertson
USA
-14
71
70
67
66
274
T5
Roberto Castro
USA
-14
71
71
67
65
274
T7
Adam Schenk
USA
-13
70
68
70
67
275
T7
D. J. Trahan
USA
-13
67
70
67
71
275
T7
Denny McCarthy
USA
-13
71
68
69
67
275
T7
Dylan Meyer
USA
-13
71
67
68
69
275
T7
Martin Laird
SCO
-13
72
67
66
70
275
T7
Seth Reeves
USA
-13
67
70
70
68
275
T7
Shawn Stefani
USA
-13
68
68
68
71
275
T14
Bill Haas
USA
-12
70
70
67
69
276
T14
Lucas Glover
USA
-12
68
72
67
69
276
T14
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-12
70
69
70
67
276
T14
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-12
72
70
67
67
276
T14
Talor Gooch
USA
-12
71
68
68
69
276
19
Seamus Power
IRL
-11
71
68
70
68
277
T20
Matthew Every
USA
-10
68
71
68
71
278
T20
Nate Lashley
USA
-10
69
70
70
69
278
T20
Robert Garrigus
USA
-10
68
71
71
68
278
T20
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-10
67
73
69
69
278
T20
Ryan Blaum
USA
-10
73
67
71
67
278
25
Tom Lovelady
USA
-9
71
71
68
69
279
T26
Andres Romero
ARG
-8
67
71
69
73
280
T26
Chad Ramey
USA
-8
67
70
70
73
280
T26
Hudson Swafford
USA
-8
69
68
72
71
280
T26
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-8
70
71
70
69
280
T26
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
69
71
71
69
280
T26
Norman Xiong
USA
-8
68
67
76
69
280
T26
Robert Streb
USA
-8
67
72
71
70
280
T26
Sam Saunders
USA
-8
69
69
70
72
280
T26
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-8
69
70
70
71
280
T35
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
72
70
71
68
281
T35
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-7
73
68
69
71
281
T35
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-7
74
69
71
67
281
T35
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-7
72
68
71
70
281
T39
Adam Svensson
CAN
-6
71
71
72
68
282
T39
Alex Prugh
USA
-6
70
72
71
69
282
T39
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-6
75
65
71
71
282
T39
Harris English
USA
-6
71
72
68
71
282
T39
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-6
68
68
73
73
282
T39
Scott Stallings
USA
-6
70
67
72
73
282
T45
Brady Schnell
USA
-5
70
71
73
69
283
T45
Chris Thompson
USA
-5
73
70
70
70
283
T45
John Chin
USA
-5
71
69
70
73
283
T45
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-5
68
72
73
70
283
T45
Wes Roach
USA
-5
71
70
72
70
283
T50
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
66
73
74
71
284
T50
Curtis Luck
AUS
-4
69
71
73
71
284
T50
J. J. Henry
USA
-4
70
69
74
71
284
T50
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-4
72
67
77
68
284
T54
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
70
71
69
75
285
T54
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
70
73
74
68
285
T54
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
72
71
72
70
285
T54
J. T. Poston
USA
-3
71
68
72
74
285
T54
Martin Piller
USA
-3
70
70
74
71
285
T54
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
70
73
71
71
285
T54
Wyndham Clark
USA
-3
74
69
69
73
285
T61
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
72
71
69
74
286
T61
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
69
73
71
73
286
T63
Dawson Armstrong
USA
-1
69
73
71
74
287
T63
Hayden Buckley
USA
-1
75
67
70
75
287
T63
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-1
72
69
75
71
287
T63
Parker McLachlin
USA
-1
72
71
74
70
287
T63
Scott Langley
USA
-1
68
73
71
75
287
T68
Derek Ernst
USA
Par
72
71
72
73
288
T68
Stuart Appleby
AUS
Par
73
70
72
73
288
70
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
69
73
74
73
289
71
Doug Ghim
USA
3
70
73
74
74
291
72
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
9
72
71
78
76
297
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
Par
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
Par
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
Par
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
68
76
-
-
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
Par
76
68
-
-
144
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Kevin Dougherty
USA
Par
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Max Homa
USA
Par
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
Par
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
1
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Kevin Stadler
USA
1
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
1
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
1
75
70
-
-
145
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
George McNeill
USA
2
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
2
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
2
78
68
-
-
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
2
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
2
76
70
-
-
146
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Wilson Furr
USA
2
76
70
-
-
146
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
3
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
3
77
70
-
-
147
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
3
69
78
-
-
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
4
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
4
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
4
76
72
-
-
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
4
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
4
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Blayne Barber
USA
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
5
70
79
-
-
149
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Adam Long
USA
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
72
78
-
-
150
CUT
Garrett Osborn
USA
6
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
7
74
77
-
-
151
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
7
72
79
-
-
151
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Kyle Ramey
USA
10
79
75
-
-
154
CUT
Carl Pettersson
SWE
12
74
82
-
-
156
CUT
Ryan Vermeer
USA
14
85
73
-
-
158
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
16
78
82
-
-
160
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
76
-
-
-
76
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R4
Total
1
Cameron Champ
USA
-21
68
267
2
Corey Conners
CAN
-17
68
271
T3
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-15
64
273
T3
Sam Burns
USA
-15
68
273
T5
Anders Albertson
USA
-14
66
274
T5
Roberto Castro
USA
-14
65
274
T7
Adam Schenk
USA
-13
67
275
T7
D. J. Trahan
USA
-13
71
275
T7
Denny McCarthy
USA
-13
67
275
T7
Dylan Meyer
USA
-13
69
275
T7
Martin Laird
SCO
-13
70
275
T7
Seth Reeves
USA
-13
68
275
T7
Shawn Stefani
USA
-13
71
275
T14
Bill Haas
USA
-12
69
276
T14
Lucas Glover
USA
-12
69
276
T14
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-12
67
276
T14
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-12
67
276
T14
Talor Gooch
USA
-12
69
276
19
Seamus Power
IRL
-11
68
277
T20
Matthew Every
USA
-10
71
278
T20
Nate Lashley
USA
-10
69
278
T20
Robert Garrigus
USA
-10
68
278
T20
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-10
69
278
T20
Ryan Blaum
USA
-10
67
278
25
Tom Lovelady
USA
-9
69
279
T26
Andres Romero
ARG
-8
73
280
T26
Chad Ramey
USA
-8
73
280
T26
Hudson Swafford
USA
-8
71
280
T26
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-8
69
280
T26
Nick Taylor
CAN
-8
69
280
T26
Norman Xiong
USA
-8
69
280
T26
Robert Streb
USA
-8
70
280
T26
Sam Saunders
USA
-8
72
280
T26
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-8
71
280
T35
Johnson Wagner
USA
-7
68
281
T35
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-7
71
281
T35
Jonathan Randolph
USA
-7
67
281
T35
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-7
70
281
T39
Adam Svensson
CAN
-6
68
282
T39
Alex Prugh
USA
-6
69
282
T39
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-6
71
282
T39
Harris English
USA
-6
71
282
T39
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-6
73
282
T39
Scott Stallings
USA
-6
73
282
T45
Brady Schnell
USA
-5
69
283
T45
Chris Thompson
USA
-5
70
283
T45
John Chin
USA
-5
73
283
T45
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-5
70
283
T45
Wes Roach
USA
-5
70
283
T50
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
71
284
T50
Curtis Luck
AUS
-4
71
284
T50
J. J. Henry
USA
-4
71
284
T50
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-4
68
284
T54
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
75
285
T54
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
68
285
T54
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
70
285
T54
J. T. Poston
USA
-3
74
285
T54
Martin Piller
USA
-3
71
285
T54
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
71
285
T54
Wyndham Clark
USA
-3
73
285
T61
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
74
286
T61
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
73
286
T63
Dawson Armstrong
USA
-1
74
287
T63
Hayden Buckley
USA
-1
75
287
T63
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-1
71
287
T63
Parker McLachlin
USA
-1
70
287
T63
Scott Langley
USA
-1
75
287
T68
Derek Ernst
USA
Par
73
288
T68
Stuart Appleby
AUS
Par
73
288
70
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
73
289
71
Doug Ghim
USA
3
74
291
72
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
9
76
297
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
Par
-
144
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
Par
-
144
CUT
John Merrick
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Kevin Dougherty
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Max Homa
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
Par
-
144
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
-
144
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
1
-
145
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
1
-
145
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
-
145
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
1
-
145
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
1
-
145
CUT
Kevin Stadler
USA
1
-
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
1
-
145
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
1
-
145
CUT
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
1
-
145
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
1
-
145
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
-
146
CUT
George McNeill
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
2
-
146
CUT
John Huh
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
2
-
146
CUT
Sean O'Hair
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Wilson Furr
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Chris Kirk
USA
3
-
147
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
3
-
147
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
3
-
147
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
3
-
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
3
-
147
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Eric Axley
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
4
-
148
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
4
-
148
CUT
Blayne Barber
USA
5
-
149
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
5
-
149
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
-
149
CUT
Adam Long
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Garrett Osborn
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Jason Bohn
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
7
-
151
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
7
-
151
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
7
-
151
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
7
-
151
CUT
Kyle Ramey
USA
10
-
154
CUT
Carl Pettersson
SWE
12
-
156
CUT
Ryan Vermeer
USA
14
-
158
CUT
Wesley Bryan
USA
16
-
160
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
-
76