Cameron set to join the Aussie PGA champs
Country Club of Jackson, Ridgeland, Mississippi
CAMERON Davis can continue a striking trend by becoming the fifth player in succession to score his maiden PGA Tour victory in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
The 6ft 4in from Sydney is seeking to follow in the footsteps of Americans Ryan Armour, Cody Gribble and Peter Malnati and Canadian Nick Taylor on the 7,421 yards (par 72) Country Club of Jackson course.
Davis’ pedigree suggests it will not be long before he joins the long line of Australians who have triumphed on the PGA Tour. He won the 2015 Australian Amateur and helped his country to a runaway success in the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico where he was also the individual winner.
Then he spectacularly notched a first professional win by firing a closing 64 to take the 2017 Emirates Australian Open.
The 23-year-old graduat ed by winning on last season’s Web.com Tour in which he closed with a third place in the Tour Championship.
Davis, who finished a respectable 39th on his Open Championship debut, appears to have the perfect credentials to succeed Armour, who captured the title 12 months ago at 42.
But he will not be alone in battling for that PGA Tour breakthrough because Korean Sungjae Im, 20, is just one of many ambitious youngsters in the field.
Similar to Davis, Im progressed from last year’s Web.com Tour on which he also won, emphasised his potential with a 42nd place finish in the US PGA Championship and started his life on the PGA Tour with three birdies in his last four holes to tie fourth in the Safeway Open.
Completing the staking plan is Chase Wright as the 29-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana, also has his sights on a first PGA Tour win after a confidenceboosting tie for tenth in the Safeway Open.
Pedigree: Cameron Davis