Blaine (AP) Cameron Champ fended off dehydration and crisply putted his approach to a 5-under 66 on Sunday, successful the 3M Open by two strokes for his third profession victory. The 26-year-old Champ had 5 birdies in a bogey-free spherical to complete at 15-under 269 at TPC Twin Cities. Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonattan Vegas and Charl Schwartzel tied for second.
Champ jumped from 142nd to forty ninth within the FedEx Cup standings, with the highest 125 stepping into the playoff opener. “I obtained dehydrated. I may simply inform. My physique began to, form of, simply getting, I have no idea, not weak, however I can simply really feel it (his physique) form of (getting) light-headed and stuff like that,” mentioned Champ.
“And the Gatorade positively helped on the 16 (sixteenth gap). It form of gave me that further push. And on 18 (18th gap), I’m going to hit a driver each time, it doesn’t matter what. It is a really tough driving gap for me. “But, once more, it’s a kind of holes the place, if I hit it left over there, then the vast majority of instances, I’ve an opportunity to punch out. And the instances I do hit the golf green, it will likely be a straightforward par-five to get into. “But once more, clearly, I form of made it a bit of fascinating there on the finish (as his fourth shot was key in setting him up for par on the 18th gap).” Oosthuizen shot 66, too, in a a lot stronger end than the earlier weekend on the British Open, the place his 54-hole lead changed into a tie for third after a fourth-round 71. Playing six pairs forward of Champ, Oosthuizen birdied three of the final 4 holes to provide himself an outdoor probability. His method to the 18th inexperienced nearly yielded an eagle on the PGA Tour’s hardest par-5 gap, however the ball lipped out. He made a 2 1/2 foot putt for birdie as an alternative.
Schwartzel, his fellow South African, posted a 68 to match Vegas within the closing spherical. During one other 90-degree day, Champ was removed from his bodily greatest. He felt some dizziness alongside the again 9, placing his fingers on his knees at one level as he hung his head to attempt to regain some composure. (AP) .
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