Cameron Champ, third winner for 3M Open



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Cameron Champ, third winner for 3M Open

Cameron Champ is the winner of the third edition of the 3M Open, the PGA Tour golf tournament. In Blaine, Minnesota, the American - who has risen from fourth position - with a bogey free final lap (with 5 birdies) underlined by a 66 (-5) out of a total of 269 (69 67 67 66, -15) strokes, he found success two years after the last time (Safeway Open in September 2019) celebrating his third career title on the circuit at the 76th start.

Cameron Champ, 3M Open

On the path of the TPC Twin Cities (par 71) another second place, after those obtained this year at the Zurich Classic, the PGA Championship and the US Open, for Louis Oosthuizen. For 12 times runner up on the top American circuit, the South African is also back from third place at The Open.

Alongside him in Minnesota, with a total of 271 (-13), also fellow countryman Charl Schwartzel and Colombian Jhonattan Vegas. While the Americans Matthew Wolff and Michael Thompson, champions in 2019 and 2020 respectively, did not go beyond the 39th position with 279 (-5).

In front of them, for a single shot, among others - 34 / i with 278 (-6) - there are also two Americans: Rickie Fowler (in the lead after the first lap) and Patrick Reed, with the latter now flying to Tokyo to replace Bryson DeChambeau on the pitch at the Games, out because he was positive at Covid.

Twenty-six years old last June 15, in Sacramento (California), the success earned Champ $ 1,188,000 for a total prize pool of 6,600,000. In an event that saw Dustin Johnson (142, par), world number 2, in a crisis of play and results.

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19, as part of the final testing protocol before he left the United States for the Olympics 2020 in Japan. He will be unable to compete for Team USA. “I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA.

Representing my country means the world to me and it is was a tremendous honor to make this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo. I will now focus on getting healthy, and I look forward to returning to competition once I am cleared to do so”.