Cameron Champ wins 3M Open, talks about work-life balance

Cameron Champ won the 3M Open by two strokes on Sunday. This was the newlywed’s third career PGA victory.

“I just took a complete 180 in how I’m waking up every morning and how I’m reacting to certain things and adjusting to certain things,” Champ said on Sunday.

Champ fended off dehydration and carded a 5-under 66 to win the event.

Tied for second were Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonattan Vegas and Charl Schwartzel. Keith Mitchell was fifth at 12 under. Behind him were five players tied for sixth.

“It’s more so realizing what I want to do in the game of golf and then who I want to be at home,” Champ continued. “It’s a balance you have to find, and if you don’t, it can really haunt you and it can cause a lot of issues.”

Over his first 16 starts of 2021, Champ had nine missed cuts and one withdrawal, which came in the Rocket Mortgage Classic three weeks ago. His best finish was a tie for 17th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans during the period.

“After Detroit, I just took a step back and said, ‘You know what? This is enough. I can’t keep going on this way. I’m not enjoying the game,’” Champ said.

The 26-year-old joined the ranks of Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, and Bryson DeChambeau in getting a win in each of the last three seasons on tour as an under-28 player. He jumped from 142nd to 49th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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