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Champ to play Aus PGA

 

Cameron Champ
Long bomber Cameron Champ is coming to Australia. Image: Getty
 
Two-time PGA Tour winner Cameron Champ hopes to finish his season on a high after announcing he will take part in the Australian PGA Championship.
 
Champ, the longest hitter in professional golf, will compete in his first tournament down under at the #AusPGA at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on 19-22 December.
 
Champ joins a world-class field that features back-to-back champion Cameron Smith and former world no.1 Adam Scott.
 
The 24-year-old Californian star says he’s elated to take part in one of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments.
 
“I can’t wait to head to the Gold Coast and finish the year playing against some of the world’s best,” Champ said. 
 
“I’m sure there will be lots of local hype after the Presidents Cup and I’ve heard great things about the golf course, as well as the fun atmosphere surrounding the event. I am really looking forward to trying to win the tournament.”
 
Champ, ranked no.71 in the world, is regarded as one of the PGA TOUR’s brightest prospects, with his long-ball driver a popular drawcard with fans.
 
Few players have made as big an impact as Champ in his first two seasons on the Tour. 
 
Champ last month won the Safeway Open in an emotion-charged performance. It follows his life-changing victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship last October.
 
Smith is hoping to create history by becoming the first person in more than 100 years to win three consecutive Australian PGA Championship titles.
 
The players will be competing for AU$1.5 million in prizemoney, and as the Australian PGA Championship continues to co-sanction with the European Tour, players have the opportunity to earn valuable world ranking points early in the 2019/2020 season.
 
Channel 7 is the exclusive domestic broadcast partner of the Australian PGA Championship.  
 

 





 











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Two-time PGA TOUR winner Cameron Champ hopes to finish his season on a high after announcing he’ll take part in the Australian PGA Championship.















Champ, the longest hitter in professional golf, will compete in his first tournament down under at the #AusPGA at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on 19-22 December.















Champ joins a world-class field that features back-to-back champion Cameron Smith and former world no.1 Adam Scott.















The 24-year-old Californian star says he’s elated to take part in one of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments.







 







“I can’t wait to head to the Gold Coast and finish the year playing against some of the world’s best,” Champ said. 







 







“I’m sure there will be lots of local hype after the Presidents Cup and I’ve heard great things about the golf course, as well as the fun atmosphere surrounding the event. I am really looking forward to trying to win the tournament.”







 







Champ, ranked no.71 in the world, is regarded as one of the PGA Tour’s brightest prospects, with his long-ball driver a popular drawcard with fans.















 “The Australian PGA Championship is renowned around the world for attracting the world’s best players and this year’s event will be no different, so I encourage as many people as possible to get out and see the players in action.”







 







The Texas A&M graduate will have to overcome local heroes Smith and Scott to return home with the Joe Kirkwood Cup – Australia’s oldest pro golf trophy.







 







Smith is hoping to create history by becoming the first person in more than 100 years to win three consecutive Australian PGA Championship titles.







 

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