Young Named PGA’s Top Rookie

Cameron Young fell just short of winning some PGA Tour events, but the Fordham Prep graduate did more than enough to capture the 2021-2022 PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year honor.

“I just think it’s a very special one historically, given Arnold Palmer’s contributions to our game and the list of names that have been able to take this home is very cool, and I’m very thankful to be a part of it,” said Young of winning the Arnold Palmer Award as the tour’s top rookie in an interview with the Golf Channel.

Young completed the 2021-2022 season with five second-place finishes and two third-place finishes in 25 events.

In September, Young helped Team USA defeat the International team at the Presidents Cup.

PGA golfers will be competing in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, starting Thursday at Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda.

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Young Helps USA Win Presidents Cup

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young won his singles match in helping the United States win a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup with a 17.5-12.5 victory over the International team on Sunday at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.

In the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season, Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

Young will be competing this weekend in the Sanderson Farms Championship at The Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi.

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Young Staying with PGA Tour

Cameron Young announced Sunday he will remain with the PGA Tour.

The Fordham Prep graduate, the leading candidate for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, shared his decision after considering a switch to LIV Golf, a golf tour funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and led by CEO Greg Norman.

Young’s announcement came on the same day Cameron Smith announced he would compete in LIV Golf. Smith, the world’s No. 2 player, defeated Young by a stroke to capture The Open Championship in July.

“Frankly, I have decided to stay,” he said to a group of reporters at the TOUR Championship where he placed 19th at 10-under par over four days. “It’s a really difficult situation because it’s not anything that anyone really wanted to happen. I think it wasn’t meant to be this hostile between the two.”

Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

PGA Tour golfers will begin their 2022-2023 FedExCup Season with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, Calif., Sept. 15-18.

TOUR Championship Next for Young

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young finished tied for 23rd Sunday at the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del.

Young, the leading candidate for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, was at 1-over par in the final round and finished at 5 under for the tournament’s four rounds.

The TOUR Championship is next for Young with the first of four rounds scheduled for Thursday at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta. NBC and the Golf Channel will be televising the event.

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Young Competing in Wilmington

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young will be one of the golfers teeing off Thursday in the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del.

Tee times will be released Wednesday for the four-day tournament.

Last weekend, Young finished tied for 31st at six under over four days at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis. He shot four under on the tournament’s final day.

The 25 year old is the leading candidate for the 2022 PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year with his five second-place finishes, including recent back-to-back second-place finishes at The Open Championship in Scotland and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

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Young Places 2nd at Detroit

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young placed second on the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

Young, 25, shot 4-under par over the final six holes to finish at 21 under for the tournament and in a three-way tie with Patrick Cantlay and Taylor Pendrith. Tony Finau won the tournament at 26 under.

It was the second consecutive second-place finish for Young, who was second two weeks earlier at The Open Championship in Scotland.

Young, a graduate of Wake Forest University, has five second-place finishes and seven top-10 finishes. He is the leading candidate for the PGA’s Rookie of the Year and ranks ninth in the FedEx Cup standings.

PGA golfers will be competing Aug. 4-7 in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

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