How great will Cameron Champ be?

Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,761 ✭✭
Yes I know it is far too soon to take an educated guess on his career. But he is the talk of the forum in the last few weeks, so here we are.





Given his performance in the 2018 Web.com season and his first two months on the PGA Tour, what is your best guess as to how Cameron Champ's career will progress.



His PGA Tour career so far



11 starts

1 Win: Sanderson Farms

3 top 10s

4 top 25s

7 made cuts

$1,291,347



Current Fed Ex Cup ranking: 6

OWGR: 97



There are six choices in the poll and it is public.



#1: Jack/ Tiger level



Cameron Champ's game will change the course of human affairs. He will be talked about as the best ever. Tournaments with Champ will get double or triple the attention of others. Courses will need to be "Champ proofed." Jim Nantz will hammer his life story into your DNA. (OK he'll do that no matter what choice you pick)



#2: First Ballot Hall of Famer



Among the 10-20 best ever with the likes of Watson, Mickelson and Trevino. He will win 5-8 majors and over thirty PGA Tour events. He will reach #1 in the world and PGA POY. He'll still get huge media coverage and make a lot off the course if he wants to.



#3 Hall of Fame Career



Among the best ever with the likes of Davis Love III, Tom Kite or Dustin Johnson. He will win about twenty times on the PGA Tour and win 1-3 majors. He will still make a lot of money on the course. However, there will be some who think he "underachieved."



#4 Solid Career



7-10 wins and he might have a major in there too. Cameron did have a few injury issues in college, so this might be the choice for those who don't want to aim too high.



#5 Overhyped



Champ is good, but he'll be fortunate to win 5 times. He'll struggle to keep his card a few times, but he'll have a few John Daly like weeks where he makes a run. He might even fluke a major in his career, probably at Augusta or a windless week at the Old Course. Also the choice for those that think Champ isn't good, but think PGA Tour courses fit his unworthy game.



#6 He's a bum



He's nothing but a big hitter. He got lucky once and he'll probably win again in the next twenty years, but you think he'll be off the tour in 5 years.







Take a guess and then see what the future holds.







I'm going to take choice #3. He looks to be a Davis Love III/ Dustin Johnson type of player. He's very very long and that just makes the game easier. He'll probably go as far as his putter will take him.
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  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life “Don’t bother me with your pettiness” Lake Placid, N.Y. Whiteface G.C.ClubWRX Posts: 2,323 ✭✭
    One day at a time.
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    One day at a time.




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  • Scotty1140Scotty1140 Members Posts: 4,442 ✭✭
    I’m over trying to project out every new guy in the block’s career right away.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,223 ✭✭
    **** Darth.....It’s Waaaaaaaaaay too early for this my friend.
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  • ezpzezpz Members Posts: 461 ✭✭
    Obviously insane potential but like with Rory before him a lot of things can happen which can make a player not want it bad enough to be on top and stay on top.
  • thesaxemachinethesaxemachine Hello, friends... Members Posts: 433 ✭✭
    Is there a "Rickie Fowler" option?
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  • 00steven00steven Members Posts: 191 ✭✭
    #2



    I think he’ll be only behind Jordan Spieth of all golfers in this new era. Guys got it.
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  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,301 ✭✭
    One minor tournament win is not enough to make me forecast much at all.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,761 ✭✭


    **** Darth.....It’s Waaaaaaaaaay too early for this my friend.




    I still believe in Scott Verplank!
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  • Vardon GripVardon Grip Members Posts: 464 ✭✭
    He will always be a Champ.



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  • rightslicerightslice Members Posts: 151 ✭✭
  • Titleist 670Titleist 670 Members Posts: 1,836 ✭✭
    Not too impressed. Cauley and Cantlay have already done and will do far more.
  • snizzlesnizzle Members Posts: 400 ✭✭


    Not too impressed. Cauley and Cantlay have already done and will do far more.




    It's way early but might be safe to say Champ has already done more than Cauley on the PGA Tour.
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  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,481 ✭✭
    Why aren't we talking about Sam Burns?
  • FootWedge16FootWedge16 Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    Krt22 wrote:


    Why aren't we talking about Sam Burns?




    Who?
  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    Krt22 wrote:


    Why aren't we talking about Sam Burns?




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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,633 ✭✭
    Solid career, maybe more, we'll see.
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    Ask me in 5 years.
  • pinhigh27pinhigh27 Members Posts: 9,586 ✭✭


    Not too impressed. Cauley and Cantlay have already done and will do far more.




    In multiple years on tour when champ has like 6 weeks, but okie doke reasonable comparison.



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  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf Members Posts: 3,382 ✭✭
    It's too early to tell, he's played well in some subpar fields, let's see how he does during the meat of the season with all the top guys playing. I was torn between solid career and Hall of Fame. His distance is an advantage and if he improves his short game and putting he could make it into the Hall of Fame.



    Long term success is difficult, he has to avoid injuries, personal issues, stress of competing week after week with a full schedule.
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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,828 ✭✭

    Krt22 wrote:


    Why aren't we talking about Sam Burns?


    Who?


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  • KennyPKennyP Members Posts: 864 ✭✭
    I think the first five years of his career will be similar to Justin Thomas' - meteoric rise in the OGWR, half a dozen wins or more & maybe a major if he picks the right week.



    After that, who knows? By then he'll be extremely wealthy and there will probably be others who are just as long, if not longer.



    I'm excited to see his progress next season.



  • BC33BC33 Divot taker Members Posts: 444 ✭✭
    He's the latest JB Holmes or Jon Rahm until he proves he isn't, right? Remember how CBS gushed over them at Phoenix and Torrey?



    Spieth had one of the greatest seasons in '16, what's he been doing since... Golf is hard, fields are deep. Give Champ some time, we'll see. I voted second from last...
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  • bigchucksrbigchucksr Members Posts: 313 ✭✭
    edited Nov 22, 2018 #28
    "Yes I know it is far too soon to take an educated guess on his career."



    SO! Let's make some uneducated guesses? I think you were absolutely correct in your first eight words and then it all went to ****!
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  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,761 ✭✭
    bigchucksr wrote:


    "Yes I know it is far too soon to take an educated guess on his career."



    SO! Let's make some uneducated guesses? I think you were absolutely correct in you first eight words and then it all went to ****!




    That's eight more words than normal. I'll try to go straight to **** right from the start next time.
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    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,849 ✭✭
    edited Nov 21, 2018 #30
    I will play along



    Kids swing is simple. Way better than YJS's action



    When his short game and putting improves and he gets mentally stronger .. I can see him winning a major on a big course like Whistling Straights and getting 6-9 wins



    The wild cards of course are: young family, burnout, injuries and mucho dineros



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  • Anchor44Anchor44 Members Posts: 901 ✭✭


    Not too impressed. Cauley and Cantlay have already done and will do far more.


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