Cameron Champ is golf's newest (and longest) star

Alex Myers discusses the jaw-dropping arrival of Cameron Champ on the PGA Tour.

Released on 11/1/2018

Transcript

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So Cameron Champ won in just
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his second start as PGA Tour member.
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And I already thought up a super original movie title
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to describe the occurrence, A Star is Born.
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What?
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There's already a movie called that?
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Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? [chuckles]
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Nice try I don't believe you.
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Anyway, the Cameron Champ era in golf has begun.
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By the way, can you have a better name?
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Answer, you cannot.
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Well, other than maybe Tiger Woods who this masher
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of the golf club grew up idolizing.
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He's even coached by one
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of Woods's former swing coaches, Sean Foley.
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Sean, please, please be careful with this guy.
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Like Tiger, he's really fun to watch.
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Champ's maiden victory coincided
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with him being on the cover of Golf Digest.
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We've got pretty good timing, huh?
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And that rooster trophy was especially fitting
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because he just served a wake-up call
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to the rest of the PGA Tour. [crowing]
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The Champ is here.
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Champ may have won in his second start,
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but he had already established himself
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as the biggest hitter in the game.
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Why?
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It's science.
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Champ's average swing speed clocks in
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around 130 miles per hour, or about five miles
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per hour faster than any else on the PGA Tour.
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More importantly, the 190 plus ball speed he generates
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is about 10 miles per hour faster
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than the next fastest.
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As Sean Foley says, we're basically looking
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at the Usain Bolt of golf.
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So how far can Champ hit a golf ball?
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During his breakthrough win
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at the Sanderson Farms Championship,
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his average drive was 20 yards longer
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than anyone else in the field.
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And last year, he won a Web.com Tour event
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in which he averaged 391 yards off the tee.
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That's video game cheat code level stuff!
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This is like when John Daly arrived
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on the seen gripping and ripping it
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a country mile past anyone else.
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Only Champ doesn't have a mullet
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or a few other problems that sidetracked JD.
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Champ is only 23, so buckle up
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because hopefully we have a couple decades
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of watching him hit the absolutely snot
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out of the ball.
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What a talent!
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What a name.
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A star is born indeed.
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Wait, so that's really a movie?
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It's a remake of a remake?
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[sighs] Well, it's a good title.
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[hip hop music]
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