Cam Champ Lives Up To His Last Name; Wins 3M Open

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Talk about living up to your name: Cameron Champ is a PGA Tour champ once again.

Champ, who went off many sportsbook boards as a +12500 longshot in last week’s 3M Open, won for the third time on the PGA Tour.

A bogey-free, five-under-par 66 in Sunday’s final round left him with a two-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.

It also left a few PGA Tour bettors with impressive payouts…but those bettors had to sweat it out. More on those tickets in a minute.

Champ did make it interesting–and scary for bettors–seeing more of the 18th hole environs than he would have liked. His drive on that final hole started left and then went further left into deep, deep rough leaving his two-shot lead in jeopardy. He attempted a layup but didn’t even reach the fairway, hitting it into deep rough.

More scary times coming up.

He then hit a solid layup to 127 yards that set the stage for one of the shots of his lifetime…as well as for those lucky bettors.

Champ hit a wedge to just three feet from the hole (and avoided spinning back into the water) giving him an unlikely par on the par-5 hole and that third victory.

And like we also pointed out last week, this victory moved him into the top 125 (all the way up to No. 49) in the FedEx Cup rankings and firmly in the playoff picture.

Like The Sport Itself, PGA Betting Is Tough To Master

As for a few of those bettors, there was probably a lot of blood, sweat, and beers as Champ came down that final hole.

One of those bettors had a $25 bet on Champ to win at +12500. A second bettor had a $200 bet on Champ at +6600 on in-game betting and cashed in for $13,200.

As has been proven time and time again, betting the PGA Tour can pay off much more impressively than many other sports because there are so many more betting choices.

In most sports, it’s Team A against Team B or Player A against Player B.

But in golf, it’s Player A against the rest of the 144 players (some tournaments have more, some less) in the field.

Betting the PGA Tour isn’t rocket science. It’s a lot tougher.

Do your homework, check out the various sportsbooks for the best numbers and then sit back and watch it all unfold.

A few bettors did just that last week and are now smiling all the way to the bank.

About the Author
Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 40 years in the sports-writing business. He's spent the past 18-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas including 10 years as a writer/editor with VegasGolfer Magazine. He also contributes to the GolfNow Network of websites and Las Vegas Golf Insider.

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