Cameron Young - PGA Golfer
Speaker - May 2, 2023: In high school, Young played on the golf team at Fordham Preparatory School in The Bronx. Young would later commit to Wake Forest University.
He "Monday Qualified" for the Korn Ferry Tour's Pinnacle Bank Championship in late July 2020 and tied for 11th, giving him entry to the next event; a string of four finishes of 16th or better, culminating with a tie for second at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, earned him enough points to become a special temporary member for the rest of the 2020–21 season. Young won back-to-back Korn Ferry Tour events in May 2021 and went on to finish 19th on the 2020–21 regular-season points list, earning a PGA Tour card for 2021–22.
In February 2022, Young tied for second at the Genesis Invitational and rose into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. In May 2022, Young tied for third at the 2022 PGA Championship. In the first round of the 2022 Open Championship, Young shot a bogey-free round of eight-under-par 64 to top the leaderboard by two shots. He went on to finish second at 19-under, one shot behind Cameron Smith. Young will appear in the sports documentary series Full Swing, premiering on Netflix on February 15, 2023
In September 2022, Young was selected for the U.S. team in the 2022 Presidents Cup; he won one, tied one and lost two of the four matches he played. Young won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (Arnold Palmer Award) with 94% of the vote.
Young will appear in the sports documentary series Full Swing, premiering on Netflix on February 15, 2023.