Cameron Champ was given a last-minute scare ahead of the most important final round of his life at the Sanderson Farms on the PGA Tour yesterday, as his PING G400 Max driver head broke just moments before his tee time.
Thankfully for the 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie, he had a replacement head in his car and went on to seal a four-stroke victory on 21-under par, where he birdied five of the last six holes.
According to Justin Leonard, Champ - who ranks third in driving distance with a whopping 328-yard average so far this season - was able to take a few swings with his backup before teeing off...
This is the driver of Cameron Champ 20 minutes before his final round tee time with a 4 shot lead. He had a backup in the car, and was able to hit a few on the range. pic.twitter.com/QfnvStHFqW— Justin Leonard (@jlmountainman) 28 October 2018
Champ ranked 1st (2.475), 21st (0.920) and 1st (2.071), respectively, in Strokes Gained off the tee in the first, second and third rounds. He even gained 5.478 strokes on the field tee to green in the first round, which is incredible.
On Sunday, with his new PING G400 Max head in tow, Champ ranked 29th (.214) in SG off the tee and 63rd (-1.770) in SG tee to green, but he still ranked first in driving distance in the final round with a solid 311 yards.